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XAN BROOKS

Journalist Xan Brooks left a staff role at the Guardian to get his first draft down, he tells Adrian Magson

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It‘s not unusual for writers to call on anecdotal pieces to inspire a story, often casting back into their own family history as a jumping-off point. One such is Xan Brooks, a freelance journalist from Bath, who saw such an anecdote turned into his first published novel, The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times.

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