Derek Collett

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Derek Collett I had a bad bout of this in 2012 and tried to work through it - not to be recommended! I ended up writing substandard stuff that later had to be…moreI had a bad bout of this in 2012 and tried to work through it - not to be recommended! I ended up writing substandard stuff that later had to be scrapped or substantially altered. My advice therefore would be to have a complete break from writing, do something completely different for a while and then return to the writing desk refreshed and raring to go again.(less)
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I wanted to read this book for three reasons. Firstly, because I began reading it in the late-1990s, only to abandon it after about 40 pages. Secondly, because Anthony Burgess included it in his survey ‘Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939’; although many of his choices are perplexing to me, the Burgess stamp of approval is clearly not a bad one to have. Finally, Elizabeth Bowen r... Read more of this blog post »
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