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How Much Does a Novel ‘Become’ a Classic?

My first encounter with The Diary of a Nobody was the direct-to-camera monologue given by Hugh Bonneville in the TV adaptation on BBC4. The mixture of delight and horror at modernity made for a drama that was compelling. It was … Continue reading

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How to Become Ridiculously Well-Read in One Evening

Stef at So Many Books recently posted that she feels that the age you are when you read a book shouldn’t matter, but she finds it makes a difference for her. For example, ‘I think I would have felt differently … Continue reading

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Review: Autobiography, by Morrissey

Late last year, Morrissey went to pains to distance his Autobiography from the usual celebrity memoirs that hit the shelves in time to be Christmas gifts. But saying that an autobiography isn’t the usual celebrity dross doesn’t automatically qualify it … Continue reading

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