‘Tis pity. She’s a mem­oirist

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It has be­come a com­mon­place in a pos­i­tive review to com­mend mem­oirists for writ­ing “with­out self-pity”, eg An­thony Quinn on Claire To­ma­lin’s A

Life of My Own (9 Septem­ber). So I’d like to set a chal­lenge for mem­oirists: try to write a self-pity­ing book that gains plau­dits for its lit­er­ary merit. There seems to be a gap in the mar­ket. Chris Smaje Frome, Som­er­set

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