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Discovering Robert B Parker’s Boston

I was something of a book snob at school. If it wasn’t ‘Literature’ (the capital L was important) I wasn’t interested which was a bit strange because I found many of the A-level set books hard work. I still haven’t

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In the footsteps of Joseph Mitchell

William Zinsser wrote On Writing Well, the only book would-be writers need to read in order to learn their craft. And to prove he knows what he’s talking about, he has also written a string of readable books including Mitchell

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How did you watch television?

When I told my grandchildren I’d grown up in Blackham, a village that didn’t have mains drainage or electricity at the time, their first reaction was ‘How did you watch television?’ As I explained that we didn’t have television, and

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