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James Hogg—best known today for his amazing novel The Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner, which “voluptuously tormented” André Gide—died #OTD, 21 Nov, 1835.
In this @Lit_Review article, Alan Taylor visits Hogg’s birthplace in the Borders
'The book’s most interesting adventure, to my mind, is Hillary’s collision with a maddened yak. What matters here is the character behind the exploits.'
From the archive, the late Jan Morris peruses the autobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary.