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  1. Anybody else a fan of Jonathan Meades? I am, but only on TV or in newspaper articles. Years ago I tried a couple of his novels and whilst he is to be congratulated for writing them, I think all praise should go to the brave reader. "Oh no, is the whole book like this?" They reminded me of Italo Calvino. Not so with his non-fiction writing. He can write a newspaper article better than most (I almost posted about his collection of restaurant reviews for The Times, Incest and Morris Dancing: A Gastronomic Revolution but this seems as good as any of his. Anybody read it? (I gather he's on TV currently in the UK which is what prompted me to think of him).
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