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  1. Best gifts, worst gifts: knitting

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    Jeanette Winterson Best gift received: my godchildren Eleanor and Cara Shearer and the chance to be with them regularly as they grow up. I started writing children’s books because some godmothers knit and some tell stories. Worst gift received: a knitting machine. Keith Loudon I hope I have never given...
  2. Rescuing philosophy from Monty Python

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    From Thursday next week, a large chunk of Britain’s intelligentsia will be converging on Hay-on-Wye to hear, speak to and debate with some of the country’s—indeed the world’s—leading thinkers. The Hay festival has long been a staple of the literary calendar, and this year Prospect’s editor Bronwen Maddox will interview...
  3. In conversation with… Geoff Dyer

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    Click here to listen to an exclusive podcast interview with Geoff Dyer Geoff Dyer’s new collection of essays, Working the Room, begins with a girl and ends with a girl. The first, pictured in a photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue, is reading a copy of Nehru’s The Discovery of India....

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