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Shelf Life: Perdita Weeks

The actress Perdita Weeks has answered our impertinent questions this week. Those who imagine her to be a romantic will be disappointed: she's very practical when it comes to love and books. She recently starred in Julian Fellowes' Titanic on ITV. 1) What are you reading at the moment? I am reading The Return of The Native by Thomas Hardy (in an attempt to make up for not doing English A-Level) and The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin: as I am playing Maria Ternan in the screen adaptation of the tale of Dickens' love for eighteen year old actress Nelly Ternan.
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Shelf Life: Sue Townsend

Entertainment / Books : The Spectator.co.uk Books Blog (3 years ago)

A last minute cancellation by Adrian Mole meant that Sue Townsend had to step in to answer this week's Shelf Life questions. She tells us which books she read as a child and what she would title her own memoirs. Her latest book, The... Read Post

Shelf Life: Michael Arditti

Entertainment / Books : The Spectator.co.uk Books Blog (3 years ago)

The charming novelist Michael Arditti kindly offered to answer a few questions for Shelf Life, the new feature where we ask literary people impertinent questions about their reading habits. He also posed for a photo in a rather debo... Read Post

Shelf Life: Jeremy Clarke

Entertainment / Books : The Spectator.co.uk Books Blog (2 years ago)

Jeremy Clarke, our Low Life correspondent, has sobered up to answer our impertinent questions this week. His latest book, One Middle Aged Man in Search of The Point, is available in hardback. 1) What are you reading at the moment? C... Read Post


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