The Best of Leilani

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~As Mark mentioned on Wednesday's show, he is undergoing a rather time-consuming medical procedure today. So we thought you'd enjoy the following special to close out the week:

Leilani Dowding has had a lively time from Miss Universe to Page Three to The Mark Steyn Show. That might not seem the most obvious career progression, but she has become one of the most popular fixtures on our show with viewers around the planet. Leilani is in demand for all kinds of other things, so we are always very glad when she can make time for the Steyn Show.

In this edition, Mark revisits the best of Leilani from the last year-and-a-half, going back to her first ever appearance on the show. The topics she addresses are serious - from Ukraine and Black Live Matters to the cowardice of both Sunak and the King - and her insights stand up as the months roll by. Steyn has added some new commentary to his selection of favourite Leilani moments.

If you've only gotten to know Miss Dowding in recent weeks, we think you'll enjoy this Leilanipalooza. Click above to watch.

~As you know, Mark is taking the UK media censor Ofcom to the English High Court to reverse their "rulings" against him. Many viewers have inquired about ways to support this important free-speech lawsuit. There are multiple methods, including:

a) signing up a friend for a Steyn Club Gift Membership;

b) buying a chum a SteynOnline gift certificate;

c) ordering him or her Mark's new book; or

d) treating your special someone to a stateroom on next month's Mark Steyn Cruise with Leilani and many other special guests. They will love you forever.

In the first two cases, 100 per cent of the proceeds and, in the latter two, a significant chunk thereof (save for shipping costs for the book, etc) go to a grand cause - and you or your loved one gets something, too.

Image~Speaking of The Prisoner of Windsor, set in a strange land that may nonetheless seem oddly familiar, Mark's satirical fancy is beginning to pick up five-star reviews around the globe. From DK, an American reader:

A great read and quite prescient.

Witty and highly entertaining. Well done Mr. Steyn!

Thank you for that, DK. We think others will enjoy the book in and of itself: helping to stick it to Ofcom is merely a bonus.

If you absolutely can't live without your full-price hardback being personally inscribed, that we can do.

However, if you disdain Mark's John Hancock, Amazon is selling the book at a discount - and the shipping will be rather less, too. Likewise, if you order from Amazon Canada. (An alternative option north of the border: for a hardback direct from the University of Toronto Press, click here.)

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