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6 January 2021

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University lecturer.

Where do you live?

Surbiton.

Do you vote?

Yes, but in America.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Two years.

What made you start?

Reading a copy at Gladstone’s Library.

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Nicholas Lezard – he’s soapy, episodic and immensely relatable.

How do you read yours?

Front half Saturday, back half Sunday. Coffee with both.

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Short fiction.

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John Gray, Helen Thompson, Megan Nolan.

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David Attenborough.

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Rudy Giuliani.

All-time favourite NS article?

“The peak”: Edward Docx on Dr Jim Down and Covid-19.

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This article appears in the 06 Jan 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Out of control