Monthly Archives: April 2012

KING CROW: THE ONLY DEBUT NOVEL PICKED AS A RECOMMENDED READ ON WORLD BOOK NIGHT

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday (he’ll be 448 years old – although he looks younger) and the UNESCO international day of the book. It is also World Book Night. Tonight 1 million books are to be given away free. This is an international event. It i… Continue reading

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I NEED TWO GLAMOROUS WOMEN AND A CHECK SHIRT

I was in a taxi with David Knowles, the affable artistic programme manager of South Square Gallery; his pre-wife Lucy; and a purveyor of Italian real estate, who also happened to be his sister. David was in the middle, wearing a check shirt, with … Continue reading

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TYRANNOSAUR: ONE DIMENSIONAL MONSTER?

Tyrannosaur: all working class men are violent, racist thugs who take out their anger on their pets. All women are gentle natured victims of male rage. The Irish working class and the Scottish working class are also violent and racist, with the ad… Continue reading

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