Take Five: Including More Baths Less Talking and the Waterboys

By Guy Somerset In Take Five

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10th January, 2013
1 Whenever – perish the thought, but it is something of an occupational hazard – I start getting too up myself as a reader, I head straight to Nick Hornby’s Stuff I’ve Been Reading column in the Believer magazine. I’ve never been much of a fan of Hornby as a novelist, but with this column he’s proven himself a model reader, a welcome reminder of what it’s all about – or should be all about. The column consists of a list of the books Hornby has bought in the previous month, and a list of the books he’s actually read. The two seldom tally ...

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