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Thoughts upon entering a secondhand bookshop

Secondhand bookshops really are the most wonderful things, especially for those, like me, with brains but not brass. It is like being allowed into a salon filled with the greatest minds of our age (Faulkner, Shakespeare, McEwan) whose thoughts you … Continue reading

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Dorothy Parker in Reverse

An unsuccessful attempt to get a book club to pick The Collected Works of Dorothy Parker as their next book reminded me that I once rewrote her short story ‘A Telephone Call’, swapping the genders to see if it still … Continue reading

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Sidebar of literary shame

There is, of course, no earthly reason why anyone would be interested in what I’ve just read, but I’ve been ignoring my personal reading record, my sidebar of literary shame, so I decided to tidy up the blog, dump this … Continue reading

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