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Issue 02
Summer 2006



The Lift

The Disgruntled Ruminations of an Office Worker Meant for Better Things

G Heywood Hill

Tucked away in Mayfair, G Heywood Hill is one of London’s finest bookshops, selling a wide selection of antiquarian, second-hand and new stock to cater for the avid reader’s every need.



A Letter from Alan Warner

The renowned Scottish novelist attempts to persuade Anna Goodall of the charms of his latest work

The Truth is Out There

Readers want authenticity, they want insight – they want truth. Helen Lewis asks: how far are authors prepared to go to give them what they want?

Life Begins at Twenty (something)

Felicity Cloake talks to Iain Hollingshead about his debut novel and the tricky business of sex scenes

Sympathies with Madness

Ana Silvera considers the relationship between ‘madness’ and ‘art’ through the writing of Samuel Beckett

Rebel with a Cause

Matthias Mueller talks to publishing legend Peter Mayer



Beautiful Losers

By Leonard Cohen
Villard Books 1993


Back Pages

Charles Maxwell-House in the Clink!

Our plucky correspondent finds himself on the wrong side of the Law!


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Credits Issue 02

Anna Goodall
Felicity Cloake

Mark Adams

Hape Mueller

Emblem design: 
Ricky Wilson

Background Illustration: Michael Constantine