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The wages of writing

John Carey reviews [£] “The Prose Factory”, DJ Taylor’s study of literature as business: The hand-to-mouth jobs that indigent writers were reduced to intrigue Taylor. In addition to the usual boltholes (academe, publishing, the BBC) they include selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door … Continue reading

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Though Britain was still struggling out of austerity, the meals at Christ Church high table were more luxurious than anything I’d come across before. It was there that I first tasted oysters — and thought wonderingly of my mother’s taste … Continue reading

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