Anthony Cartwright & Richard Milward: Acceptable In The 80s
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The 1980s are under the spotlight again in two wild novels from rising British authors. In Anthony Cartwright’s slightly controversial How I Killed Margaret Thatcher, a Midlands lad sees his hopes being torn asunder under the new Tory government and decides to take drastic action. Meanwhile Richard Milward consolidates the reputation he first carved out with Apples, writing about one girl’s redemption (or damnation) in Kimberly’s Capital Punishment. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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Richard Milward on karma and a girl called Kimberly19 Aug 2012
The writer reads from latest book at the Faber Social Unbound event in Charlotte Square
‘One of the best books I’ve ever read about being young, working class and British,’ said Irvine Welsh of Richard Milward’s 2007 debut, Apples. The 27-year-old followed it with Ten Storey Love Song (2009), a riotous tale of tower-block living written in…
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