Edward St Aubyn

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Double Blind by Edward St Aubyn review – in pursuit of knowledge
This is a novel of ideas, crammed with scientific data, that suffers from too much itemising and cataloguing

Blake Morrison

31, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Edward St Aubyn: 'I never read things about myself because I’m so easily crushed'
The novelist on trying to escape Patrick Melrose, recovering from long Covid and putting to rest rumours that he wrote the eulogy for Princess Diana

Hadley Freeman

20, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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British Jews have always been self-effacing, but we’re starting to show our chutzpah | Hadley Freeman
As David Baddiel says, Jewishness in the US has an aura of cool, whereas in the UK it ‘smacks of the suburbs’ – Brooklyn v Stanmore

Hadley Freeman

13, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Double Blind by Edward St Aubyn review – high jinks in high finance
This frantic spoof of science and venture capitalism lacks the focus of the brilliant Patrick Melrose books

Anthony Cummins

08, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Book clinic: what can I read after work instead of watching TV?
From Jane Austen to medical memoirs, books that will help leave thoughts of the office behind

Hannah Beckerman

08, Feb, 2020 @6:00 PM

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The critical drubbing for Will Self’s book shows there’s a subtle art to memoir | Hadley Freeman
A common flaw is forgetting you’re supposed to be writing for the reader’s pleasure, not yours

Hadley Freeman

16, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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From Cinderella to Patrick Melrose: the best books about new beginnings
Tales that show we can start afresh are what we need at this time of year – so Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun, shares her favourites

Amy Liptrot

03, Jan, 2019 @8:58 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2018: No 4 – Patrick Melrose
David Nicholls turned Edward St Aubyn’s books into a heart-wrenching account of abuse and addiction, carried by a majestic Benedict Cumberbatch

Phil Harrison

17, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Kate Atkinson calls authors reviewing their peers a 'callous art'
British novelist who recently published latest book Transcription says she tries not to read bad reviews

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Oct, 2018 @9:56 AM

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Top 10 real-life monsters in fiction
Bringing the very worst humans – from Joseph Stalin to Idi Amin – to life in novels is a tough call. But it can be done well, if you can bear to read

Glenn Skwerer

19, Sep, 2018 @9:59 AM

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In brief: The Shepherd’s Hut; Radical Help; Dunbar – reviews
Tim Winton unpicks masculinity in the outback, the failing welfare state is taken to task, while King Lear is recast as a media magnate

Hannah Beckerman

24, Jun, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Drawn from life: why have novelists stopped making things up?
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Rachel Cusk, Sheila Heti, Edward St Aubyn – authors are using their own life stories in their fiction. Does the boom in autofiction spell the end of the novel, asks Alex Clark

Alex Clark

23, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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