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A Previous Life by Edmund White review – salacious confessions

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Edmund White’s latest book – his 30th, by my count – bears the subtitle “Another posthumous novel”. This alludes not only to the fact that White has continued to write prolifically after suffering multiple strokes, bu...

Edmund White: ‘My earliest reading memory is a lady toad with a nasty temper’

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My earliest reading memoryWhen I was four or five we had a cottage in Michigan and the previous owners had left some books behind. I was besotted with a children’s book about a lady toad with a big calico hat and a na...

Edmund de Waal: ‘If I need to forget every­thing, I read Lee Child. Honestly’

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The book I am currently readingIt’s never one book. I am now liberated from reading about Paris so I’m finishing Hermione Lee’s great biography of Tom Stoppard and feeling exhilarated by the stretch of ideas within it...