Featuring Phill Jupitus, Myra Schneider, Morgan Meis, Matt Simpson, Stephen Sandy
In this living and writing issue, there are two novelists–Tessa Hadley and Philip Pullman–on what writing and reading the novel means to them. Read some excerpts from Melvyn Bragg’s new novel and have the privilege of being able to see some of his private drafts, showing something of how a novelist does it.
Bit at the Bottom:
Here, carwhirr is muffled, collies plunge
into jungles of pungent stalks, tortoiseshells
flitter over ragwort. Ragged lines of geese
flap darkly across the setting sun’s fleece,
and utter warnings that day is paling out.
By Myra Schneider
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