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Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes Absolute Beginners was published in 1959 and set in the summer of 1958.  At face value it is a vivid sketch of a particular place at a particular time (the unfashionable post-war sprawl of west … Continue reading

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Brick Lane (and Absolute Beginners)

Thanks for an interesting read & lively discussion, Pete.  The note about “authorship” I referred to can be found here.   http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/17/ian-jack-jiri-kajane-albanian-hoax?INTCMP=SRCH I also mentioned that in the absence of other volunteers, I’ll introduce the third session on Fri 16 March … Continue reading

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