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a novel filled with good advice
a novel filled with good advice
The place I've sublet has a shelf of Joanna Trollope novels and I've just reread two ...
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hipsteroid rage
hipsteroid rage
The problem of hipsters. Nobody is one, yet everyone complains about them. It's a bit like ...
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eros unregulated
eros unregulated
On New Year's Eve after a quiet dinner party at the home of a Romanian artist ...
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cafe dating
cafe dating
First date in a cafe. "They always play such excellent jazz here," he is saying. "Try ...
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pink for the body, blue for the sky
pink for the body, blue for the sky
chapter xi: the window does not trap what it views At the wilderness fundraiser we are ...
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je dis, elle dit, edit
je dis, elle dit, edit
I feel widowed. I am winnowing. Dancing through this manuscript one last time with my tiny ...
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pessimist the point
pessimist the point
Pessimists (cynics) invariably believe they are 'realists' and therefore can smugly feel that optimists must sooner ...
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kingship vs kinship
kingship vs kinship
I hated twitter for a long time before I realised I knew nothing about it. What ...
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mind your peas & queue
mind your peas & queue
I realise it is an insufferable habit to peer into other people's shopping trolleys and make ...
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waste land wastes us
waste land wastes us
In a sense it is true that every inch of every block of every city centre ...
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built from junk
built from junk
I wonder if the reason we are all so fascinated by vampires is that we are ...
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praying mantlepiece
praying mantlepiece
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overheard
overheard
Girl on the tram, to her friend: "It made me wanna throw up. And not in ...
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shaped like a fish
shaped like a fish
Pouring out dry biscuits for the cat I wonder: why are they fish-shaped?  It can't be ...
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sex as a spectator sport
sex as a spectator sport
There are two sex shops nearby amid the shoes, discounted make up, flimsy summer dresses and ...