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2014/11/22 12:09
2014/11/22 12:09
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... crowd biography,” Jenny Uglow calls her ambitious account of our response, In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815(Faber, £25). In it, Napoleon becomes a tiny dot, as...
2014/11/22 12:09
2014/11/22 12:09
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2014/11/21 13:48
2014/11/21 13:48
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In today’s Wall Street Journal “Sightings” column I talk about Desert Island Discs, the BBC’s longest-running radio program. Here’s an excerpt. The BBC aired the three thousandth episode of “Desert...
2014/11/15 14:19
2014/11/15 14:19
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Robert Dessaix wrote his latest memoir in a hospital bed, recovering from a heart attack. He talks to Susan Wyndham. Towards the end of his memoir What Days Are For, Robert Dessaix writes, "I simply...
2014/11/14 07:56
2014/11/14 07:56
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Everyone has his price, beyond which he cannot go. I remember having dinner with a friend in the Oak Room at the Plaza. We ordered a bottle of wine, salad, and Chateaubriand for our main course. When...
2014/11/06 13:24
2014/11/06 13:24
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Picador, 192pp, £14.99 “We Poets in our youth begin in gladness;/But thereof come in the end despondency and madness,” wrote Wordsworth. Is this true of all poets? No, not exactly, but a certain joie...
2014/11/05 19:03
2014/11/05 19:03
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Maybe Philip Larkin wasn’t a jerk, but he certainly had a flair for the role. Take, for example, this oft-cited number from a 1970 letter to Robert Conquest: In a new biography, Philip Larkin: Life,...
2014/11/02 23:24
2014/11/02 23:24
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Clive James retains his wit and good humour despite his failing health. London: Clive James is dying, but he's pretty good-natured about it. A man who found his way from a poor suburb of Sydney to...
2014/10/26 11:42
2014/10/26 11:42
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The photograph of Rosemary Tonks on the cover of this book was taken by the Observer’s Jane Bown in the 1960s. Tonks sits in a Soho cafe wearing tweed trousers, with a mannish beauty and a...
2014/10/25 23:34
2014/10/25 23:34
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A NEW literary trail exploring Coventry’s roots in the written word will be launched this Friday (September 26). The trail provides a fascinating tour of the city centre, linking local landmarks with...
2014/11/22 12:09
2014/11/22 12:09
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