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Just time for your readers to catch last Saturday's Archive on Four about Iris Murdoch. See here.

Dark Puss

Are we not men? A: we are devo! I wondered if your opening sentences might have been a subtle homage to remind us of the wonderful days of punk. Well it reminded me instantly of it anyway!

The answer is of course YES as it would have been for any book at all that you offered me as the CBG read. If I can get hold of this I will certainly be contributing.


I remember that song!


Link doesn't work! It's this:


I have started this book twice and not yet made it through. I will use your choice to propel me through, being a staunch Iris fan!

Pom Pom

My first Iris book! I'm in. It's on its way to me.

adele geras

Yes, this will be fun!
Must acquire a copy asap.

Mary McCartney

Oh rats! I'd a feeling you'd pick her for next month and I was hoping it would be 'The sea, the sea' because I bought it in a second-hand bookshop last weekend. Never mind.


Scarey but, yes, I'll have a go! Will order from the library.


I looks like my library has one copy and I have put in a hold. I am not familiar with Iris Murdoch but that is why I love visiting your blog - I am finding so much new reading to be done.


Oh, lovely! I had a list of titles I hoped you might pick, but this one wasn't on it, for the very good reason that I can't remember it at all. The only thing is, much as I love her books, I think talking intelligently about them is beyond me, so be prepared for a resoundingly unoriginal comment from this 'ere cat (but I'm sure Dark Puss will do better).

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