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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Get Real Gets the TLS Scrutiny

The second of the four new Rack Press pamphlets for 2011, Get Real!, by Nicholas Murray, a scathing verse broadside against the coalition Government, is mentioned in today's Times Literary Supplement where the diarist "J.C." confesses that: "So skilfully does he weave his argument through the aabcccb arrangement that it is difficult to quote effectively: the first four stanzas comprise a single sentence, for example."

In spite of the difficulty, however, he manages to quote some lines and this notoriously stringent, if not acerbic, critic, seems, we think, to like it. If you want to read the whole thing a remedy is at hand: send £4 to Rack Press, The Rack, Kinnerton, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2PF (p&p free). In London you can buy it over the counter at the London Review Bookshop or Bookmarks in Bloomsbury Street.

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