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Christopher Fowler
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On Saturday I appeared at the Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival. I haven't been to Stratford for a while (not that it's very far away; I'm just lazy) and the only thing that has changed is the number of Japanese tourists delightedly visiting the Bard's home town. The event had a terrific lineup of guests, and I was on with Dr Oliver Tearle, the charming, erudite author of 'Britain By The Book'…
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Christopher Fowler
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Observatory
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I start at the top of the blank page and work my way down to the bottom. 1. Grumping about the Last Night of the Proms is the tip of the iceberg; humanity as a whole is irredeemably, incorrigibly misguided. We are unreliable, chaotic, annoying and deeply, deeply stupid. 2. The idea that a civilisation slowly and consistently ameliorates itself until we arrive at a single caring society that is…
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