//m.texasjeff.com/tag/Times-LIVE/feed/»Times Live //m.texasjeff.com/tag/Times-LIVE/feed/ //m.texasjeff.com/tag/Times-LIVE/feed/ 星期一,2019年1月21日12:20:33 +0000 //m.texasjeff.com/tag/Times-LIVE/feed/ 每小时 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 版权所有©Books LIVE 2014 editor@m.texasjeff.com (Ben Williams) (www.xf115.comSunday Times Books LIVE) editor@m.texasjeff.com (Ben Williams) (www.xf115.comSunday Times Books LIVE) 1440 //m.texasjeff.com/files/2010/07/B-144x.jpg www.xf115.com //m.texasjeff.com 144 144 www.xf115.com www.xf115.com editor@m.texasjeff.com(本·威廉姆斯) 没有 没有 《洛奇·马西亚诺:安娜·斯特劳德》是一本关于拳坛无名英雄洛奇·马西亚诺的引人入胜的传记 //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/12/04/a-captivating-biography-about-boxings-underdog-turned-hero-rocky-marciano-anna-stroud-reviews-unbeaten/ //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/12/04/a-captivating-biography-about-boxings-underdog-turned-hero-rocky-marciano-anna-stroud-reviews-unbeaten/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:58:10 +0000 珍妮弗 传记 潘麦克米伦 南非 旅行 英语 迈克·斯坦顿 洛基·马西亚诺在一个扭曲的世界中为完美而奋斗 STL 星期日泰晤士报 www.xf115.com 次住 次住RSS 不败 //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/12/04/a-captivating-biography-about-boxings-underdog-turned-hero-rocky-marciano-anna-stroud-reviews-unbeaten/ Published in the Sunday Times  Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World ***** Mike Stanton Pan Macmillan, R330 He was too old by boxing standards when he started, his arms were too short, his stance too wide, his feet too flat. And yet, when he retired from boxing in 1956, Rocky Marciano became the only undefeated heavyweight champion in history ...

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Markus Zusak讨论了他的新书的起源,并与Michele Magwood探讨了其主题 //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/12/03/markus-zusak-discusses-his-new-books-origins-and-gives-insight-into-its-themes-with-michele-magwood/ //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/12/03/markus-zusak-discusses-his-new-books-origins-and-gives-insight-into-its-themes-with-michele-magwood/#comments 星期一,2018年12月3日11:29:41 +0000 珍妮弗 www.xf115.com 采访 企鹅 南非 英语 马库斯Zusak 米歇尔·马格伍德 STL 星期日泰晤士报 www.xf115.com 粘土桥 次住 次住RSS //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/12/03/markus-zusak-discusses-his-new-books-origins-and-gives-insight-into-its-themes-with-michele-magwood/ Published in the Sunday Times Bridge of Clay ***** Markus Zusak, Doubleday, R365
Markus Zusak wanted ‘glories and tragedies and courage, all in a suburban setting’. Picture: Supplied
  What was the genesis of the story? I was 20 years old, and always felt really committed to being a writer. I used to take long walks around the neighbourhood I lived in and, once, on one of ...

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这个故事的起源是什么?

我当时20岁,一直觉得自己真正致力于成为一名作家。我过去常常在我居住的街区散步,有一次,在散步时,我在脑海中看到一个男孩在建一座桥。我给他起名叫克莱顿。我想我会把这本书叫做《克莱顿之桥》,几个月后,我想:不,不是《克莱顿之桥》——让它成为《克莱顿之桥》。就在那一刻,一种全新的意义和情感进入了这个想法。

我看到一个男孩正在用石头或木头搭建一座桥,但他自己也在建造。他会将自己的一生塑造成这座桥,在这个想法中,粘土既是一个名字,也是一种材料;粘土(这种材料)可以被塑造成任何东西,但它需要火来点燃它……我看到了新的开始和明确的结局。我只是还没有准备好写这本书。

这本书的哪些元素从一开始就存在,哪些是后来才出现的?

我确实在20出头的时候写过这本书的一个版本,但那时我已经知道我所制作的并不是我想要的。你总是在寻找你心中的感觉就是你在页面上的感觉。

那是在2006年,在偷书贼,我开始整理这本书的新想法,包括一个五兄弟的家庭,一位从东欧来到澳大利亚的母亲,一位曾经迷恋米开朗基罗的父亲,尤其是大卫雕像和他未完成的作品《奴隶》(或囚犯)。

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Deon Meyer, hoder &德翁·迈耶的作品除了对南非生活的细微差别和精湛的情节把握无误外,还有一个伟大之处,那就是它们都是令人满意的厚书。

买一辆迈耶,你就把整个周末都搞定了。

然而,《蓝斗篷的女人》是一部只有2.6万字的中篇小说,是受荷兰2017年颤栗周的邀请而写的。

这是一种具有挑战性的格式,因为没有相同的空间来构建情节和角色。迈耶写中篇小说有点像一个世界级的马拉松运动员进入100米长跑。

这是一个有趣的古怪的想法,但如果你期待一个金牌的表现,那就太天真了。这是我们最喜欢的警察,嗜酒的Benny Griessel的一个令人愉快的小片段,但只是没有足够的肉来做开胃菜。@TheJaundicedEye

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    用book Finder找到这本书!< / > < / b > < /李> < / ul > //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/a-pleasing-vignette-of-our-favourite-cop-william-saunderson-meyer-reviews-deon-meyers-novella-the-woman-in-the-blue-cloak/feed/ 0 一部有一千个嫌疑人的侦探小说——苏·德·格鲁特评论了卡米拉·拉克伯格对北欧黑色领域的最新贡献 //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/a-whodunnit-with-a-thousand-suspects-sue-de-groot-reviews-camilla-lackbergs-latest-contribution-to-the-nordic-noir-sphere/ //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/a-whodunnit-with-a-thousand-suspects-sue-de-groot-reviews-camilla-lackbergs-latest-contribution-to-the-nordic-noir-sphere/#comments 星期一,26 Nov 2018 11:35:15 +0000 珍妮弗 奖品 www.xf115.com 国际 Oshun 南非 卡米拉Lackberg 英语 哈珀柯林斯 STL 苏de Groot 星期日泰晤士报 www.xf115.com 森林里的女孩 次住 次住RSS //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/a-whodunnit-with-a-thousand-suspects-sue-de-groot-reviews-camilla-lackbergs-latest-contribution-to-the-nordic-noir-sphere/ Published in the Sunday Times The Girl in the Woods ***** Camilla Lackberg, HarperCollins, R285 Camilla Lackberg has amassed millions of devoted followers with her series of crime novels set in the Swedish fishing village of Fjällbacka - which actually exists in the real world. It has fewer than 1,000 permanent residents and is deathly quiet in winter, but in summer turns into ...

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    Lucinda Riley, author of The Moon Sister. Author pic supplied.
      One book our world leaders should read? The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. It’s a slim volume which is perfect for someone who doesn’t have time to read anything cover to cover. It’s interfaith, exquisitely written and full of wisdom. It might help remind our world leaders ...

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    the Moon Sister作者提供的图片。这是我们世界领导人应该读的一本书吗?< /强> < / p > < p > < a href = " http://bookslive.co。za/bookfinder/ean/9780099528449">先知作者:卡里·纪伯伦这本书很薄,非常适合那些没有时间从头读到尾的人。它是跨信仰的,写得精巧,充满智慧。它可能有助于提醒我们的世界领导人他们的人性。

    你记日记吗?

    有些是滑稽的,有些是悲剧的。除了我没人读过,如果它落到坏人手里,我会吓坏的。

    你最喜欢的虚构英雄是谁?www.xf115.com< /强> < / p > < p >杰伊•盖茨比。 I’ve been in love with him since I was 17 and first read The Great Gatsby. It was the most romantic book I’d ever read – at that age, every young woman wants to be loved so completely the way Gatsby loves Daisy. As I’ve grown older, I’ve seen it as the dark side of obsessive love.

    You’re hosting a literary dinner with three writers. Who’s invited?

    F Scott Fitzgerald – he’s both an obsession and an inspiration. As a writer, I’m fascinated by the way an author’s life feeds into their writing, and Fitzgerald’s relationship with his wife, Zelda, formed the basis for The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. Charles Dickens, because he was a wonderful storyteller and a jobbing writer with a large family to feed, like me. He wrote A Christmas Carol in six weeks because he needed the money. And JK Rowling because, despite her success and wealth, she continues to write.

    What novel would you give to children to introduce them to literature?

    The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.

    What is the last thing you read that made you cry?

    Rather sadly, it was the last book I wrote – The Butterfly Room. Given that I never plan books before I write them, I’m as shocked and horrified as the reader when something tragic happens.

    Is there a type of book you never read?

    Anything about serial killers and grim murders. I read before I go to sleep and the last thing I want is to have my head filled with those kind of pictures. For me, reading is all about escapism.

    What is your most treasured book?

    When I received my first big advance, I bought myself a first edition copy of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

    How do you select characters’ names?

    I have a clutch of favourite names, so much so that when I got to the end of The Butterfly Room, I had to change the name of a major character because I’d used it so many times before.

    A character you could be best friends with?

    Ruth from Elly Griffiths’s Dr Ruth Galloway series. She’s a forensic archaeologist and a single mother who spends her life getting into scrapes, both personal and professional. She’s so real and warm and lives in an idyllic cottage just down the road from me. I’d love to pop round for a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day and talk old bones and kids.

    The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley is published by Macmillan, R290.

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    Máire Fisher, Umuzi, R280

    Máireza/bookfinder/ean/9781415207048">Birdseye, with the the Enumerations

    故事讲述了患有强迫症(OCD)的17岁的诺亚·格罗姆(Noah Groome),在被学校欺负后,他如何影响他的家人、朋友和他在康复中心遇到的人。

    这部小说给人印象最深的是它的结构;各种故事情节的快节奏拼贴。

    这些短小有力的章节展示了诺亚和他的家人焦虑的思想,呼应了强迫症和生活在强迫症周围的感受。“我的作品永远不会让读者感到舒服,”Fisher承认。但是她创造了一个多么有趣的旅程啊。

    读者会为诺亚欢呼,因为他们对那些没有同情心的人产生了同情,并为小角色感到高兴,包括诺亚在康复中心遇到的神话般的、大胆的薇拉。

    然而,真正的女主角是诺亚的小妹妹麦迪,她既是一名战士,也是她哥哥的朋友。

    Fisher解释道:“她知道她的工作是什么:成为一名出色的演员;并保持& # 8211;一个快乐、阳光的孩子。这给年轻的肩膀带来了沉重的负担。”

    A book of this complex nature, both in subject matter and structure, required heavy research along with many drafts: “First person, third person, past tense, present tense … poor old Noah has been through so many incarnations,” says Fisher.

    Yet the finished product reads smoothly, creating an experience and an empathy that lingers. @ms_tiahmarie

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    芭芭拉·金索弗唤起了生活在社会动荡中的焦虑,米歇尔·马格伍德写道 //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/barbara-kingsolver-evokes-the-anxiety-of-living-through-social-turmoil-writes-michele-magwood/ //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/barbara-kingsolver-evokes-the-anxiety-of-living-through-social-turmoil-writes-michele-magwood/#comments 星期一,26 Nov 2018 08:59:56 +0000 珍妮弗 www.xf115.com 国际 乔纳森球 评论 南非 芭芭拉·金索佛 英语 米歇尔·马格伍德 STL 星期日泰晤士报 www.xf115.com 次住 次住RSS TL RSS Unsheltered //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/26/barbara-kingsolver-evokes-the-anxiety-of-living-through-social-turmoil-writes-michele-magwood/ <强> < a href = " http://bookslive.co。za/bookfinder/ean/9780571347018"> unprotected **** Barbara Kingsolver, Faber &Faber, R295
    Barbara Kingsolver rages against tyranny while writing about ordinary life. Picture: David Wood
    There is a marvellous tableau early on in Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel Unsheltered. It is 1871 in small-town New Jersey and a young science teacher, Thatcher Greenwood, is visiting his next door neighbour. He thinks she is sitting demurely at her ... < p > <强> < a href = " http://bookslive.co。za/bookfinder/ean/9780571347018"> unprotected ****
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    < strong>< div align="center">芭芭拉·金索弗(Barbara Kingsolver)在写作关于普通生活的同时,愤怒地反抗专制。在芭芭拉·金索弗的新小说 un受保护的 >中,一开始就有一个绝妙的场景。

    1871年,在新泽西州的一个小镇上,一位年轻的科学教师撒切尔·格林伍德正在拜访他的隔壁邻居。他以为她娴静地坐在办公桌前,一本正经,一动不动,直到他意识到她正在耐心地用手指喂捕蝇草。

    《邻居》是小说化的Mary Treatwww.xf115.com,美国植物学家和昆虫学家,她研究食肉植物,并与查尔斯·达尔文通信。她是《金索沃》中理想的女主人公:冲破藩篱,蔑视社会,走在时代前列,同时还是一名科学家。葡萄园镇至今仍存在。它建于19世纪,是一个乌托邦式的实验,是自由思想家和唯心论者的禁酒天堂,但理想主义很快就被侵蚀了。格林伍德因为向他的学生传授达尔文主义而差点被赶出小镇,而这个社区的拘谨和精心设计的举止掩盖了一种恶毒的偏见。

    金索弗将小说分为两个故事,分别相隔150年,并以撒切尔的家为中心。

    这本书开始于2016年,当时50多岁的记者薇拉·诺克斯继承了倒塌的家园。

    It’s evident from the get-go that Willa’s life is threatening to collapse too. She has been made redundant from her magazine editorship and must now try and scrape a living in the online world of listicles and gobbets, her deep dive investigations no longer in demand.

    Her academic husband, Ianno, has lost tenure at the university where he was professor and has been forced to take a temporary teaching position at a second-rate college.

    Upstairs in the house, Ianno’s emphysemic and uninsured father sucks on his oxygen tank, fuelling himself for racist and right-wing diatribes. Their bristly daughter Tig has returned home from a heartbreak in Cuba and is railing at the world, a shrill Cassandra warning of catastrophe ahead for humankind.

    Personal catastrophe strikes faster: the wife of their Harvard-educated but unemployed son Zeke commits suicide and they have no choice but to take in his infant son.

    Willa and Ianno have worked hard and made sacrifices all their lives but now as retirement looms they realise that it has counted for nothing.

    “How could two hardworking people do everything right in life and arrive in their fifties essentially destitute?” Willa thinks.

    When she learns that their crumbling house might be of historical value, and therefore eligible for a grant, she heads for the town’s archives.

    It is here that she unearths the characters of Mary Treat and Thatcher Greenwood. They were never lovers, only scholarly friends, but by alternating their story with Willa’s, Kingsolver is able to unfurl her themes.

    Although he is never named, Donald Trump looms over the story and Kingsolver’s fury at him and all he stands for saturates her writing.

    She has always been a campaigning writer but here she sails worryingly – and at times wearyingly – close to polemical lecturing, using her characters as vessels to rage at the state of the world.

    Capitalism, globalism, wastefulness, failing healthcare, iniquitous student loans, white nationalism, stagnant wages and so on, all are aired.

    “Today’s problems can’t be solved by today’s people,” Tig warns her mother, “we’re overdrawn at the bank, at the level of our species.”

    But Kingsolver is too good a storyteller to lose us completely.

    She powerfully evokes the anxiety of living through times of social turmoil, in the here and now, and in the 1880s. The alternating stories echo each other over the decades.

    Mary Treat comments on the furore around Darwin’s theory: “When men fear the loss of what they know, they will follow any tyrant who promises to restore the old order.”

    There are many ways in which we are unsheltered, physically and emotionally, but she reminds us to take comfort in one another. She reminds us, too, that we have adapted before and we will adapt again. @michelemagwood

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    Sally Rooney's Normal People is a book for anyone who has ever looked at their family or their life or their relationship and gone “Is this how normal people behave?” Author pic supplied.
      Normal People **** Sally Rooney, Faber & Faber, R300 Sally Rooney is unbeatable at arguments. Not big, theatrical, screaming ones, although she would ...
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    莎莉·鲁尼在辩论中是不可战胜的。不是大的,夸张的,尖叫的,尽管她可能也很擅长这些。

    她很擅长描述那些没有人提高嗓门或说任何带有恶意的话的争吵,但同样会造成严重的伤害,在某种程度上更糟糕,因为你只有在为时已晚时才意识到发生了什么。

    一般人都会吵架,那种人人都有的又讨厌的。

    她做得非常好,一开始很难看出她在做什么。与其说这是一种创造性的发明,不如说是一种抄写。

    It’s only when you realise that almost no-one is as good at arguments as she is that you see what she has actually pulled off.

    Here is the aftermath of an argument between Connell and Marianne, the couple around whom the book’s action turns: “His eyes were hurting and he closed them. He couldn’t understand how this had happened, how he had let the discussion slip away like this … It seemed to have happened almost immediately. He contemplated putting his face down on the table and just crying like a child. Instead, he opened his eyes again.”

    This sounds normal, like something a normal person would think, but when I read it, I also had to close my eyes for a little bit. It’s just exactly how fights like that go.

    Rooney is so good at anatomising the ways normal people misunderstand each other, even people who think they know each other incredibly well.

    Her characters do more than just fight, obviously.

    At bottom, Normal People is a love story, one which starts when the protagonists are at school together.

    Marianne is rich and clever and weird in a way that most people do not find cool or interesting. She is not “quirky”, she is strange.

    Connell is working class and clever and if he is weird, he knows enough to keep it to himself.

    Most of the novel is set in Dublin, where both characters are attending university, and Rooney captures exactly what it’s like to be young and clever and just a little bit intoxicated with yourself.

    She is fascinated by conversation (her first book was called Conversations with Friends), and has her characters talk and talk and talk to each other, not about anything in particular, necessarily.

    Rather, the kinds of conversations that make up a relationship and a life.

    I can’t think of another writer who can do this with such apparent effortlessness. Her sentences are so clear and light it almost seems as if she’s not doing anything at all.

    She can be very funny (Marianne, on wanting to win a university scholarship: “She would like her superior intellect to be affirmed in public by the transfer of large amounts of money. That way she could affect modesty without having anyone actually believe her”), but it’s quiet funny, absent of showiness.

    She has an evident aversion to drama and over-adornment and beauty for beauty’s sake.

    She is not what one would describe as a “lyrical” writer, so maybe if you like that sort of thing you will come away from Normal People feeling a bit put out, but her sentences sing, in their own way.

    The other thing about Rooney that will perhaps make you want to close your eyes for a short while, is that she is so young. She was 26 when Conversations with Friends came out, and she is 28 now. She is not quite the youngest person to be nominated for the Booker, but just about.

    She writes about what it’s like to be young, specifically what it’s like to be young in Ireland after the financial crisis, but this isn’t necessarily a young person’s book, or not exclusively.

    It’s a book for anyone who has ever looked at their family or their life or their relationship and gone “Is this how normal people behave?”

    Most of the time, as Rooney is so good at showing, the answer is yes. @rosalyster

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    “名气到我的舞会去了。”埃里克·Idle的“分类录”很有趣,很聪明,也很感人——但要小心“耳朵虫”,米歇尔·马格伍德写道 //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/19/fame-went-to-my-balls-eric-idle%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98sortabiography%e2%80%99-is-funny-clever-and-moving-but-watch-out-for-earworms-writes-michele-magwood/ //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/19/fame-went-to-my-balls-eric-idle%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98sortabiography%e2%80%99-is-funny-clever-and-moving-but-watch-out-for-earworms-writes-michele-magwood/#comments 2018年11月19日星期一11:55:19+0000 珍妮弗 传记 国际 非小说类www.xf115.com 评论 南非 总是看到生活的光明面 英语 Eric闲置 米歇尔·马格伍德 STL 星期日泰晤士报 www.xf115.com 次住 次住RSS TLS Weidenfeld & Nicolson //m.texasjeff.com/blog/2018/11/19/fame-went-to-my-balls-eric-idle%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%98sortabiography%e2%80%99-is-funny-clever-and-moving-but-watch-out-for-earworms-writes-michele-magwood/ Always Look on the Bright Side of Life **** Eric Idle, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, R330 "I honestly think there are more hours of documentary about Python than there are hours of Python,” writes Eric Idle. “So, to the mass of mangled memories do I now add my own muddled, prejudiced, and deeply cynical account of what I think might have happened? Of course.” ...

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life ****
    Eric Idle &Eric Idle写道:“说实话,我觉得关于Python的纪录片比关于Python的时间还多。”“那么,在这一大堆支离破碎的记忆中,我还要加上我自己对可能发生的事情的混乱、偏见和深刻的愤世嫉俗的描述吗?当然可以。在他所谓的“分类传记”中,Idle回顾了他的75年,从他可怕的童年开始,到现在在加州舒适的生活结束,其间有许多疯狂的滑稽行为。

    这本书应该有一个警告标签:当心耳朵虫。他说,如果感激生命的最好方式之一是拥有一个不幸的童年,那么他非常幸运。

    他父亲被杀的时候他才三岁。作为一名轰炸机的后炮手,欧内斯特·伊德在战争中幸存下来,在退伍后的一次交通事故中,他在回家过圣诞节的途中丧生。Idle的母亲陷入了抑郁,他被祖父母照顾着。七岁时,他被送到一所狄更斯式的孤儿学校。

    Beaten and bullied for 12 years, he developed a sharp tongue and an ever sharper sense of the ridiculous.

    “Humour is a good defence against bullying. It’s hard to hit a smaller boy when you are laughing.”

    It was a scholarship to Cambridge that saved Idle’s life. It was there he started writing comedy sketches and joined the famed Footlights Club. It was a springboard to what would eventually become Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

    “George Harrison once said to me, ‘If we’d known we were going to be the Beatles we would have tried harder.’ I think the same could be said of Monty Python. How on Earth could we possibly know we would become them?”

    There is much about the early days of Python that will delight fans, such as the genesis of some of their best-loved sketches. Idle wrote the “Nudge nudge” routine when he was barely out of university and it is said that Elvis loved it so much he called everyone “squire”.

    The character of Brian from The Life of Brian was originally going to be the 13th disciple.

    “He was given the job of trying to book a table for the Last Supper: ‘No we can’t do a table for thirteen. I can give you one of six, and then another for seven over by the window.’”

    The film would never have been made were it not for ex-Beatle Harrison footing the bill. Asked why he had mortgaged his baronial home to finance the film, he said: “Because I wanted to see the movie.”

    Idle name-drops with a front-end loader in this memoir: partying with Paul Simon, Andy Warhol, Billy Connolly, Prince Charles, Keith Moon, but you forgive him for it because it’s always such a hoot. He had very close friendships with Harrison and Robin Williams, and his notes on their passing are deeply moving.

    Idle might have scores to settle – he hints at a few of them – but he’s not doing it here. Instead this is an account of a life very well lived.

    He fesses up to some pretty bad behaviour in the early years – “In my case, fame went to my balls” – and his chronic infidelity led to the collapse of his first marriage. He’s been married to his second wife, Tania, for 41 years now and is a devoted father.

    What strikes the reader is how hard he has worked, and still does. Even now he is busy writing the film version of his hit musical Spamalot.

    He comes across as a genial, still mischievous old cove, and this book is nothing like the “muddled, prejudiced, and deeply cynical account of what I think might have happened” he promises.

    He may have written the immortal lines “Life’s a piece of shit/when you look at it”, but Eric Idle’s life has been anything but. @michelemagwood

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