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Susie Vereker

Blimey indeed. Actually I liked the image of his old coat being packed away in M&S, but then the para becomes wildly over-written and so, in my view, spoiled. Perhaps she'll grown out of criticising the world for its inhumanity. Loved Norm's blog too.

Susan in TX

LOL! At you, and at Norm. I have a feeling there's more than one "prize-winner" out there that will be an embarrassment to their voters in the future... :)


She can't have shopped in M&S for years ... in my local branch, they'd roll it into a ball and stuff it into a bag that might comfortably hold a T-shirt.

Dark Puss

Yes very funny! I was also wondering why South Riding won the 1936 Tate Black Fiction Prize (see my view of the book on CBG).


Norm's post is brilliant! I haven't read The Sea and I won't bother now. His point about Barry is spot on.

Janice Hally May

Oh my goodness, thank you for those! I think it's good to have a NOT To-Be-Read list!

Sometimes, in writing, the minutiae of life can speak volumes - but speaking volumes about the minutiae of life doesn't have quite the same effect!

Thanks again!


I've just read Norm ... blimey again! I'd forgotten that this ousted the wonderful Sebastian Barry from the prize.


Many thanks for this, Karen. I haven't ever read Rachel Cusk, and I probably won't now!


Good point, Janice!

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