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2010 James Tait Black Prizes go to AS Byatt and John Carey

The weather in Edinburgh today reverted to “norm” with lashings of rain and wind that made the marquees of the Book Festival in Charlotte Square creak and flap like the sails of multi-masted schooners.  It’s a rather disconcerting experience to … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction on 2009 Booker Longlis

I heard the Booker Longlist being read out last night by Jim Naughtie and Locasta Miller on Front Row.  Although it seems an impossible task, whittling 132 novels down to the “baker’s dozen” longlist of just 13, here are the … Continue reading

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Olga Byatt (nee Campbell) and the Endell Street Hospital

On Friday I was in London at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Women’s Military Hospital in Endell Street, near Covent Garden, which was run by the Women’s Hospital Corps (WHC) between 1915 and 1919 and was staffed … Continue reading

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