Diana Athill

A Lost Voice

Campo Santo

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It is not easy to assess a book such as this, appearing as it does through the mist of grief and reverence surrounding the sudden and far too early death of a great writer. It is a collection of pieces left by W G Sebald, none of them previously published in book form, and it is so moving to hear his voice again that at first it hardly matters what it is saying.

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