Sarah Perry

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Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator
Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?

Sarah Perry

31, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How I learned to love being an Essex girl | Sarah Perry
Novelist Sarah Perry carried Essex with her ‘like a white patent leather bag’ -until she discovered the county’s history of remarkable and outspoken women

Sarah Perry

02, Oct, 2020 @10:04 AM

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Jack by Marilynne Robinson review – a Calvinist romance
Radiant and visionary, the fourth Gilead novel explores whether a minister’s prodigal son can be redeemed by love

Sarah Perry

25, Sep, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Risky business: the shadow of constant threat is changing us | Sarah Perry
Covid-19 has heightened our perception of danger so that every day is a series of finely balanced calculations. How do we decide which are the risks worth taking, asks Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

10, Sep, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell review – a musical journey
This portrait of a 60s band on the rise conveys the spirit of the age with gleeful energy

Sarah Perry

10, Jul, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Sarah Perry: what good are books, in a situation like this?
The Essex Serpent author has been filling her days with sewing, baking and music - but not writing. How can you find meaning in work that feels useless?

Sarah Perry

02, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I complained bitterly throughout': Sarah Perry on how she wrote The Essex Serpent
During an afternoon drive through Essex, Perry learned about a 17th-century legend of a mysterious beast menacing the area. What if it came back?

Sarah Perry

04, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Out of my mind: Sarah Perry on writing under the influence of drugs
When a medical condition left her in agony, The Essex Serpent author was prescribed powerful opiates. They gave her terrifying visions - and a new insight into literary drug culture

Sarah Perry

29, Sep, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk – the entire cosmic catastrophe
An astonishing amalgam of murder mystery, dark feminist comedy and paean to William Blake from the Polish winner of the 2018 International Man Booker prize

Sarah Perry

21, Sep, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Sarah Perry: ‘Chelmsford made me, because I seldom went elsewhere’
The Essex Serpent author recalls a childhood playing truant in the library, and feeling an offhand affection for the town that has since warmed into pride

Sarah Perry

15, Sep, 2018 @10:58 AM

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Sarah Perry on her struggle to become a writer: ‘I was poor and getting poorer’
For years the novelist had to put her literary ambitions on hold to earn a living. She explains how a literary prize gave her the freedom to write

Sarah Perry

27, Apr, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Painter to the King by Amy Sackville review – a virtuoso portrait of Velázquez
This fictional account of the artist’s life at the court of Philip IV confirms its daring author’s extraordinary gifts

Sarah Perry

05, Apr, 2018 @6:30 AM

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