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Which won’t be to everyone’s cup of tea, but gave me vast entertainment and a lot to think about in terms of how fiction works. Barker goes off in quite a different direction from Flann O’Brien in at Swm-Two-Birds in regard to how a writer’s characters can take over the narrative - or not - or there again... But it is great good fun. One can only hope that she hasn’t lost the knack of the novel.