Kate Mosse on Fishbourne: ‘This place helped make me the writer I am today'

The novelist on the light of the Sussex marshes, playing Pooh sticks with her sisters, and leaving home to understand itThere’s a certain quality of light on autumn afternoons on the that speaks of childhood and the past. It tugs at the heartstrings and prompts memories of other chill October days. The sour scent of stubble burning in the farmers’ fields, the vastness of the blue Sussex sky...

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Rosie by Rose Tremain review – a tale of two unloved daughters

The novelist refuses to give her mother a free pass, yet isn’t sorry for herself, in this memoir jangling with grievanceThis is the tale of two unloved daughters. One is the author. The other is her mother, who was so painfully rejected as a child that she had no love to pass on. It is framed as Tremain’s own coming of age story. Running alongside that narrative though, and often eclipsing...

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Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time

Opera tells how radical killed in a duel with his wife’s suspected lover transformed Russia’s literary languageFrom Eugene Onegin to Boris Godunov, the works of the great Romantic poet remain at the heart of Russian culture. Now his direct descendant, the London-based writer and lyricist Marita Phillips, has created what she believes is the first stage version of his turbulent life story to...

dnes, 15:23
Lawrence Wright: ‘It’s difficult to escape the Texas stereotype’

The New Yorker staff writer who won a Pulitzer for his 9/11 masterpiece talks conspiracy theorists, his home state. and the importance of George OrwellLawrence Wright is a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of 11 books, the latest of which is God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Future of America (Allen Lane, £20), an episodic guide to the author’s home state. His book , about the...

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Book clinic: do editors often have to cut authors down to size?

Overwriting is a common problem among beginners, but it happens to the best of them – ask a professional editorMost writers I know massively overwrite. How common is it for a published author to have had an editor do a big cutting job?Retired 72-year-old psychotherapist, living in IndiaRichard Beswick, publishing director at Little, BrownNabokov called editors “pompous avuncular brutes”....

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