Daily Archives: 12/05/2012

Peter Hitchens on the “father figures” and “agony aunts” now required for Britain’s prisons

Pasted up in an Oxfordshire byway, I found extraordinary proof of what most of us have long suspected and what politicians always try to deny (above).  We are now so soft on wrong-doing that the wicked must be laughing at … Continue reading

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Writers’ quote of the day: Fred Vargas on her ‘police procedural’ crime novels

‘[My first novel] Les Jeux de l’amour et de la mort [Games of Love and Death] was a very bad book.  My ambition was to find some music in the language, but I made the mistake of thinking the plot had … Continue reading

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