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The Assassin's Cloak
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A remarkably wide-ranging anthology - laid out, day by day, like a diary - The Assassin's Cloak has been universally praised. With entries from Pepys, Boswell, Scott, Woolf and Adrian Mole; Kenneth Williams, Brian Eno, Jean Cocteau, Evelyn Waugh and Alan Clark, there are 365 opportunities to combine diarists of a distinctly different hue - from different ages and walks of life, with wildly different tones and agendas. The result is a studiously eclectic and gloriously serendipitous gathering that can be read selectively or continuously. In the most readable way, The Assassin's Cloak pays tribute to a fascinating genre.
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An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists

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Irene Taylor was born and brought up in Edinburgh. For many years she worked in public libraries. She has a degree in history from Edinburgh University and she now works for the National Trust for Scotland. Alan Taylor is a journalist and Literary Editor for the Sunday Herald. he is a regular contributor to a variety of publications and in an earlier incarnation was a reference librarian.

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* A substantial treasury to dip into for years and years, to inspire new thoughts and enlighten all dullness ... it amply fills a gap in the classics of English-language anthologies. -- Muriel Spark TLS * The result is a succession of surprises and delights, as all those solitary voices strike up a conversation across the years. The Times * Gossipy, funny, perceptive and vicious extract. Every dip-in is a sheer delight. -- Kenneth Baker Observer * Brilliant ... It's the perfect bedtime book. Evening Standard

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