A Sense of Proportion

If you spend your time living in a Western bubble, sometimes you need to get some perspective. Why do I mention this? An article in The Guardian (yes, I read that publication a lot) covered the reversal of decision by Cambridge University Press to stop self-censoring its journal articles in China. Long story short: CUP […]

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Quiz Time

The Guardian has added to the literary cannon with a quiz so in the interests of total transparency, here it is. Like so many others on the Internet-connected planet, I love a good quiz and have also taken part in many pretty rubbish ones too. Fill your boots!

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Smiley :-)


A double whammy: John le Carre releases a new book containing what must count as his most famous character: George Smiley. Then he announces he is going to appear in public at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Back of the net! The joy of le Carre is in the journey, not the destination, to my mind.

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