Miss Herbert, by Adam Thirlwell

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Literary style, even when it’s as racy as this, does not sell as well as threesomes. For this reason, Miss Herbert will not attract as large a readership as Politics. With over 500 pages asking what ‘style’ is and whether it can be translated, Miss Herbert: A collage of novels and romances in ten languages, on four continents, with maps, portraits, illustrations and a variety of helpful indexes does not have the snappy, explosive force of Politics: A Novel. Nor is this the intention. Miss Herbert opens with Flaubert this time round, not anal sex and pink fluffy handcuffs.

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Shepley, N., (2009) “Miss Herbert, by Adam Thirlwell”, Opticon1826 6.

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