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Letters from London 1990-1995

Letters from London 1990-1995 - Julian Barnes I enjoyed this a great deal. The period of history it covers is one I lived through and yet didn't have a particularly detailed knowledge of since I was aged 10-15. For instance, I knew that the poll tax was crassly awful but I didn't know quite why. Now I do.Oh, and here's something droll. In the article about Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes refers to a fellow scrivener being unable to attend a fundraiser for an Oxford college as he has "unavoidably gone skiing".Barnes writes that the "fictioneer's freemasonry" prevents him from naming him, but if you leaf through the index as I did, you'll see the entry: McEwan, Ian: unavoidably goes skiing, 293. Named and shamed!