Content tagged with Philip Hensher

Book Review
With The Emperor Waltz Philip Hensher joins the tradition of state-of-the-nation novels that are seemingly dominating bookshop shelves now, a favourite new testing-ground for our literary heavyweights.

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Book Review

When was the last time you picked up a pen and wrote something by hand? On a fretful shopping trip in central London Philip Hensher spent an entire day trying to buy a fountain pen with an italic nib.

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Combining history and memoir with a novelist’s ear for a good story, Philip Hensher’s new book relates his husband Zaved Mahmood’s upbringing in the newly created state of Bangladesh.  

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