Category Archives: Biography

Nerd Do Well, by Simon Pegg

Nerd Do Well, Simon Pegg. Century, 2010. 368 pages. “It was never my intention to write an autobiography. The very notion made me uneasy. You see them congesting the bookshop shelves at Christmas. Rows of needy smiles, sad clowns and … Continue reading

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Jeanne Jugan!

BTW you guys, yesterday was St Jeanne Jugan’s feast day. Here’s what I posted on facebook: Happy feast of Saint Jeanne Jugan! Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009, St Jeanne Jugan was the foundress of the order of the … Continue reading

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Wodehouse, by Robert McCrum

Wodehouse: A Life, by Robert McCrum W. W. Norton & Co., 1994. 530 pages. I grew up watching episodes of Jeeves & Wooster on VHS; they were a birthday present from my mum to my dad, but by far I … Continue reading

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