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Irish Novelist May Not Win the Booker
An Irish author has, by dint of sheer chutzpah, managed a way to be nominated for a literary award before his book has been published. Two weekends ago, Julian Gough posted a plea for help on his website under the title, ‘Help save civilisation by reading a funny book’. Gough asked readers to read and review his forthcoming comic novel Jude in London for…
‘Gatsby’ House To Go, But Gatsby Lives Again
A Long Island mansion believed to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s description of Daisy Buchanan’s abode is set to be razed. In the novel, the house is in East Egg and faces Gatsby’s palace in West Egg. In real life, the 1902 property is in Sands Point, has 25 rooms and is set to be demolished because of rising land taxes and maintenance costs…
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