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Christopher Fowler
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The language I grew up with isn't yours. Family members don't speak to each other as people on the street communicate. Familiarity changes the way we speak. Parents shorthand and pepper their conversations with odd phrases. The family language I grew up with won't be yours. Much of my father's conversation was filled with references to his teenage years, which were lost to the Second World War and…
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Christopher Fowler
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Books
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This was the year in which hardbacks really came into their own. Suddenly £18 seemed a reasonable spend on a brand new novel when going out to dinner (remember that?) set us all back an awful lot more. But in these wretched times of political ineptitude, disease, loss and economic betrayals our tastes grow tame. A glance through the window of any large bookstore window reveals the extent of the…
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