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The Husband
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I was asked by The Guardian to write about my reaction to reading Chris's book and what happened after his death.... My author spouse never let me read anything he wrote before it was finished. But after his death from cancer, I found myself choosing funeral flowers at the same time as covers for his memoir, Word Monkey It is strange to be married to an author. At least, it was to me. I inhabited…
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The Husband
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Hurrah! I finally plucked up the courage to read my copy of Word Monkey at our favourite spot on the beach in Barcelona. It's taken me a long time to get to this point but I felt the time was right. It was a very emotional read, but it was so nice to 'hear' his voice on the page. I'm reminded of just how sharp his brain was despite Chris finishing it only two months before he died. So much…
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Christopher Fowler
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Media & Reading & Writing
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*Oops, that headline looks like it was written by Anne Elk, especially if you put 'Chris' after it. It was Noel Coward who commented on the potency of cheap music, touching on something that has always fascinated me. It applies to music, but as much to images and phrases that linger in the mind for days - or a lifetime. A grade Z movie, an obscure soundtrack, a barely remembered pop song. Why is…
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