'Conversations with Roger Scruton offers an intriguing insight into the life and times of this world renowned thinker. The conversations were recorded over three days in Scruton's home in Wiltshire by fellow philosopher and Scruton biographer Mark Dooley.
They provide a candid account of his childhood in High Wycombe, his student life at Cambridge, his career as a journalist, philosopher, writer and composer. They delve more deeply than any previous account into Scruton's activism in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, the impact of his controversial stint as columnist on The Times, and provide fascinating accounts of how he came to write his numerous books. Other topics include religion, wine, hunting and Scruton's often misunderstood conservatism. For anyone interested in the man behind the thought, and the extraordinary life he has led, Conversations with Roger Scruton is a must.'