‘The book that interests me most this week is a new travel book issued by Duckworth, under the title Labels. My interest in it comes less from any outstanding merits it may possess than from the fact that I wrote it myself ….’ (Evelyn Waugh reviewing Labels in Graphic on its publication in 1930).
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Tales from the New Bedlam: my piece on Tim Etchells' ENDLAND in the current Literary Review https://literaryreview.co.uk/tales-from-the-new-bedlam via @Lit_Review There's a paywall but the first bit's free . . .