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'Wilder’s face abruptly hardened at my enquiry and all his geniality left him as he embarked on a bitter riff about what an appalling, ghastly person Monroe had been.'
William Boyd recalls meeting Billy Wilder in 1993.
Lovely to be back in the Literary Review after a sabbatical: here are two new, fabulous books on America in the late 1970s. Highly recommended. https://literaryreview.co.uk/too-nice-to-be-president via @Lit_Review
I reviewed @TimBindingBooks’s epic British road-trip novel Beneath the Trees of Eden in the new Xmas double-issue of @Lit_Review https://literaryreview.co.uk/humps-in-the-road