Write a story, someone suggested, about a book, well, not about the book, but about the book and the message inside it. 'The message?' 'Yes, a birthday card with a coded message about being free and behaving like a child.' 'The book's name?' 'Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein.'


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Secrets of LeCarre

photo: John le Carré has lived in Cornwall for four decades and declines most interview requests. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/Rex Features Writer and occasional spy, John LeCarre has published his autobiography, The Pigeon Tunnel. Luke Harding Friday 2 September 2016 22.01 BST John le Carré was beaten up by his father and grew up mostly starved of…Read more Secrets of LeCarre