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Archive for April 2016

Unaccountable Freaks

I spent a good deal of yesterday gazing more in resignation than in hope at an airport departure board and so missed posting on the anniversary of Mark Twain’s death.  He is a perennially uncontested entry in my list of favourite authors. The day I grow tired of reading him I will truly be tired…

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Old White Guys

I’ve had a bit of an Old White Guy week with two joy-delivering discoveries. First, Richard Ford. ‘Earth to Laurie. Where have you been all these years?’ Richard Ford (I now know) is the deservedly successful creator of Frank Bascombe with whom I am currently sleeping or at least sharing, before I nod off, the…

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