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Grumpy Old Bookman

A lesser-known On Writing inspires Michael Allen

It was in 1955 (or thereabouts) that I first began to read books about the art and craft of writing. That being the case, I was slightly surprised recently to come across one such book which I can’t remember having seen before: it’s called On Writing, it’s by George V Higgins, and it was first published in 1990 in New York.

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