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In praise of ABE Books

In which the arrival of a parcel from ABE Books (and a secondhand bookshop in Gothenburg) makes me happy for hours and breaks a writer’s block I’d run into.

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10 Things Out of Africa

A ridiculously long description of 10 items I think the world has got Out of Africa – a response to a dismal, poor article in the Guardian from last week.

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From summer to autumn

My September report – or rather my August/September and so my summer to autumn report on developments at