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John Clarke

John Clarke made millions laugh countless times with his satirical take on politics and daily life.

How sad we are to hear of the sudden death of John Clarke. It seems impossible that this brilliant scallywag, someone who found life endlessly interesting and entertaining, just isn’t with us any more. It’s as if you woke up to hear there won’t be any more weather. There’s no public figure in Australia, none, who could be more of a loss to us. He is irreplaceable.

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The Revolving Door of Life, Alexander McCall Smith


Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street Series started life as a serial in 2004 in The Scotsman newspaper. There are ten books in this series, and they are an ongoing project for which McCall Smith, like Dickens before him, writes one thousand words a day. In 2005 Polygon Books began to publish these stories in book form. The Revolving Door of Life is the latest book from this series.

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