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Maddie Mortimer wins the Desmond Elliott prize for Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

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“Spectacular talent” Maddie Mortimer has won the Desmond Elliott prize for her “incredibly inventive” novel Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies. Mortimer was announced as the winner of the prize, which is given for a debut...

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer review – the way of all flesh

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From an early age, Lia is made to feel suspicious of her body. She grows up in a vicarage, where the flesh that matters belongs to Christ. When she is 12, her parents, Anne and Peter, take in an adolescent boy, Matthe...

And Away… review – how Bob Mortimer went from sidekick to standalone

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No one was more surprised than Bob Mortimer at the unexpected success of Gone Fishing, his BBC two-hander with Paul Whitehouse, now on its fourth series, in which the old friends sit on a riverbank ruminating on life ...

Letter: Edward Mortimer obituary

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In 1961, as a very raw third secretary at the British embassy in Dakar, Senegal, I looked after the first four VSO volunteers sent outside the Commonwealth or colonies. Edward Mortimer was the first, and I took him to...

Edward Mortimer obituary

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In 1998 Edward Mortimer, who has died aged 77, joined the staff of the UN secretary general Kofi Annan as chief speechwriter and later director of communications. Since the UN’s foundation at the end of the second wor...