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•”I come from generations of tax inspectors. This is like a pilgrimage to the holy grail.” – Ian Jefferies, head of investment marketing at Friends Provident, at a drinks reception at Somerset House, the Inland Revenue headquarters.

•”It is casual dress tomorrow night so get your thongs on.” – Lanson&#39s PR Georgina Mills inviting an MM journalist to a preview of the new Harry Potter film.

•”I am the only woman I know who reads this magazine.” – Park Row PR Jo Smith shows off her copy of Zoo magazine.

•”Sorry about that, you were in my back pocket.” – Clerical Medical head of PR Gordon McAra fumbles around for his mobile.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: alison.bone@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8037

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