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Self’s new memoir explores addiction, brushes with the law and, finally, recovery.
The author is especially vexed by the barbarous locution “wake-up call”.
The Scientologists sent me to prison – but I still have a particle of admiration for their ways.
Every year, more Britons pass the historical finishing post of 65, lumbering on to fourscore and ten.
Joan Bakewell and Diana Athill have both written books which prove the richness of work produced later in life.
Karl Miller was less a literary editor and more a conductor. He wielded his baton with the authority of a maestro.
John Sutherland recalls how Penguin’s imprint, launched in 1937, gave education to the masses and challenged the Oxbridge status quo