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Book review: Going Up by Frederic Raphael

By Sameer Rahim   September 2015

Going Up by Frederic Raphael (Robson Press, £25) 51vQ7E7I0oL As he reveals in this enjoyable and often funny memoir, the novelist and screenwriter Frederic Raphael has always relished being an outsider. Born in Chicago in 1931, he moved to London with his parents in the late 1930s. Charterhouse and St John’s College, Cambridge, followed, where he read classics and formed ambitions to become a writer. He ends his story in 1962 as an established novelist but with greater success to come for writing the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film Darling (1965) and the…

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