Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Value of Words

Stephen Kelman, whose book Pigeon English is shortlisted for the Booker Prize this year, writes about his mother.

" . . . it was my mother who taught me the value of words: how the most prosaic, such as "family" and "duty" and "work", take the most living up to . . ."

I hope he wins it.


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