Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig BrownPrincess Margaret had “a peculiarly royal form of Tourette’s syndrome”, says Craig Brown, that compelled her to be rather rude to commoners. It also makes her a gin-sodden gift for a humorist such as Brown. In this unusual biography — a mix of anecdote, observation and stories drawn from the diaries of literati such as John Fowles and John Betjeman, as well as her old chauffeur — we get 99 glimpses of the Queen’s sister.
Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize in 2014 for The Narrow Road to the Deep North ULF ANDERSEN/GETTY IMAGES“I never thought people could be called evil until I met him,” says Richard Flanagan. “Each day I had to teeter on this abyss and not fall in. He was terrifying to be with.”“The Evil One” was a conman called John Friedrich. In 1991, 23 years before he won the Man Booker prize, Flanagan ghost-wrote Friedrich’s autobiography in six weeks.
Enough! Stop! Britain can’t take it! This is the time of the year when it becomes painfully clear that too many books are published. During the past couple of months, in preparation for Christmas, publishers have revved themselves into hyper-drive, pumping out ever more books. Every day two large Royal Mail sacks arrive at The Times for the attention of the literary team. In every sack, dozens of books — each volume has the hopes, dreams and sweat of its author huddled between its covers.
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Selecting a term
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