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I have Possession on my tbr pile but have never read any AS Byatt before, despite my MA tutor, Philip Hensher, being a close friend of Antonia's (I must read his piece in The Spectator). Now I've followed these links to some of her books and had a look inside, I think I will move Possession to the top of my tbr because, as you rightly say, her writing pulls you in. A lovely tribute.

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Katy Wheatley

I enjoyed her work too. Glad I learned of her passing from you instead of elsewhere because this was a lovely tribute.

In school whenever I’d enthuse about her work, I’d get two different responses. The women would go, “ooh, yes” and the men would invariably say, “aah! Did you know Margaret Drabble’s sister?”

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Thank you for this. I haven't sen anyone else mark her passing on here. I've only ever read Possession - a long time ago, but your words make me want to read more and so I shall search a few tings out, maybe those short stories first.

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Katy Wheatley

Much better than the NYT tribute!

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Glowing tribute

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