We need to talk about Lionel Shriver

Yesterday evening at Kings Place Lionel Shriver was in conversation with Claire Armitstead, the Guardian’s literary editor, about her recently published novel: Big Brother. She joked that the title works wonderfully for those who know that the book is about an obese older brother to Pandora, the narrator. But doesn’t work at all well for

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Carol Ann Duffy & Friends

Last night I went to the wonderful Kings Place to hear Carol Ann Duffy ‘and friends’ recite poetry. I was offered a ticket last minute from a friend, as she’d been stood up. Lucky me. Unlucky stander-upper. She missed out. Kings Place is AMAZING. There’s a sprawling foyer with plenty of seating – long tables

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