Tag Archives: Michael Barber

80th Anniversary of Phoney War Marked

The Oldie in anticipation of the 80th anniversary of the start of WWII next month, has an article by literary critic Michael Barber entitled “What was the Phoney War?” As he explains: Eighty years ago, on 3rd September 1939, that … Continue reading

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Waugh in Oldie Article: “Too Close for Comfort”

The current issue of Oldie magazine has an article (“Too Close for Comfort”) by Michael Barber on novelists’¬†use of those they know from real life to create characters in their fiction. Barber is the author of a Brief¬†Life of Evelyn … Continue reading

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The Fertile Fact: Speculative biographical writing

The Fertile Fact is a new literary website which “celebrates the speculative nature of biographical writing. We invite biographers/experts/super-fans to draw on their knowledge and compile a list of five things or aspects of modern life that they think their … Continue reading

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