Poor fred

I have spent much of this weekend reading and checking the page proofs of The Islanders. A long task, with all of the fears associated with proof-reading that many writers suffer. By the time a book is in proof it’s … Continue reading

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Oops …

If since October last year you have sent me an email care of this website, it was almost certainly treated as “undeliverable” and bounced back to you. However, in reality it did actually arrive, albeit diverted to a folder on … Continue reading

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THE QUEST FOR GRAHAM GREENE – W. J. West (1997, Phoenix, £8.99, ISBN: 0-75380-136-1)

Graham Greene used to be one of my most favoured writers until I realized that I disliked more of his novels than ones I liked. The one that ruined everything was The End of the Affair. However, I think most of … Continue reading

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The gallery

Early one evening in March 2009 I was walking through Mexico City with Mike Harrison, when we passed a side-street where many cars were parked in the deepening shadows of the trees. Mike and I had previously noted the profusion … Continue reading

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