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This in an extract from a novel I’m still writing. The first draft was completed some years ago. I’ve been mulling ever since how best to fix its structural faults and waiting for the opportunity to rewrite the story.

Mr. Sütterlin’s Ambition
“Do you know why I make books?” Mr. Sütterlin spoke slowly, in a dense voice still struggling with the English words.

“When I was a boy, my father took me into the streets one night. My mother didn’t want me to go. I suppose she was afraid. He wouldn’t say where we were going but he gripped my hand and pulled me on and I went with him half afraid and half curious. I’d never been out so late at night before and the streets were full of people. (more…)


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