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Christopher Fowler
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They say it's always too late to jump on a bandwagon; by the time you see it coming it has passed. But for the writer, originality comes with its own problems. If your book presents something too fresh it can't be slotted into a category, nor can it be summed up in a line, so your publicist can't say it's 'Girl on a Train' meets 'Murder on the Orient Express' she'll tell you that readers won't…
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Christopher Fowler
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This month's reads have to be fitted around research books, and I certainly won't finish them quickly, especially not William Dalrymple's epic examination of the East India Company in The Anarchy. I've read a lot about the plundering corporation who carried out the ultimate form of aggressive privatisation (and relished Jonathan Pryce's foul-mouthed managing director in 'Taboo') but this is a…
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