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Bought for £3.50 from Tills in Edinburgh where there were several other works by Roth. This is an unusually high representation of his books in a secondhand shop, probably on account of Tills having a higher than usual representation of literary fiction. Other secondhand bookshops in the vicinity include Bernardo’s and Oxfam. Bought for £3.50 from Tills in Edinburgh where there were several other works by Roth. This is an unusually high representation of his books in a secondhand shop, probably on account of Tills having a higher than usual representation of literary fiction. Other secondhand bookshops in the vicinity include Bernardo’s and Oxfam.

I bought a copy of this novel for no better reason than Philip Roth is a name that keeps coming up as a … what’s that word? – ‘comparator’ on TV, radio and podcasted review shows. ‘How does it compare with Philip Roth?’ a guest is asked. Then the guest opines on Philip Roth in general and we all know where they stand. Well I haven’t known. I think the same thing applies to Alice Walker and Janet Frame. My partner has some of their books, so I’ll have to borrow them, which is ideal when you read…

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