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government commitment to triple lock pensions, a former minister has said

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it has outlived its purpose. -- age UK.

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Our guests joining us tonight are the broadcaster,

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Natalie Haynes and Rob Merrick, who's the Westminster Correspondent

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The front page tomorrow starting with the FT, according to the paper

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to reason may faces a revolt after her lukewarm attitude to China with

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one minister ready to quit. The heat is on for Sir Philip Green after the

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collapse of BHS. Bad news for savers as they warn of a double whammy of

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rising inflation and record low interest rates. Donald Trump is long

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busted after his comments on a Muslim serviceman killed in Iraq.

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Anger in the Telegraph over the resignation honours list for David

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Cameron including his wife's stylist. The same story leads that

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I. 24 honours for the former Prime Minister's entourage. They'll also

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the lead in the Daily Mail which says all but one will be going to

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people on the same side as him in the campaign to remain in the

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European Union. Let's begin with the honours and how it is reported in

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the Daily Telegraph. Tories in on a revolt, David Cameron accused of

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devaluing the system by giving an award to his wife's stylist. That

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would be the one they pick out that there are a lot of other people.

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They don't have to give these awards with David Cameron has chosen to.

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The last time I was sat it was the night David Cameron resigned and we

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were talking about what he may do next and what Prime Minister he

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would want to be and we agreed he would not want to be like Tony Blair

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in the way it has been tarnished so badly. If that is the case it seems

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like he has not made a good start because he ran through these

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enormous payoffs against top level civil service advisors and now they

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were not enough and all of the staff are going to get a gun. I say almost

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all of them but it is because 48, some to other politicians and his

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wife ayes stylist. Other taking a slightly sniffy time that a driver

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is getting an award, a stylist because if that is what your job is,

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that's what you do, you can still do it well. They are making a classist

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statements, the idea that women might need help dressing for the

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untold scrutiny of save the newspapers is unthinkable I'm sure

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to the people writing the Daily Telegraph but it is very hard. I

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clearly look like I said to my close until I got here and for some people

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I may still but somebody spent some time making me look neater. We all

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turn up looking less than best. Somebody makes you look nice and it

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is an heroic effort as far as I'm concerned. There doesn't seem to me

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to be intrinsically less worthwhile than really quite a lot of renowned

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politicians on this list but I suppose this is all relative. It

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would be very much better to ram down on the subject of honours

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instead of rounding up. Instead of saying give it to the stylist, the

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show found all of the people you couldn't pick out of a line-up, I

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would challenge people to identify will struggle to pick one example

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entirely at random. Why give any price. You could pick from a line

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of? I could but I don't think that qualifies you for a gong. There are

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four Cabinet ministers have fun night head and this is an epidemic

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at Westminster. When the Speaker calls out the MPs, service and said

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that, it is like King Arthur 's round table with so many nights and

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his nondescript MPs who have achieved very little frankly, they

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have been loyal but the idea... Could that be the least you aim for?

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Hard-working loyalty seems like the very least you could do. It seems to

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me like the low bar. The interesting thing is if it will all go ahead and

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Theresa May has been keen to separate herself from much of the

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legacy of David Cameron so we will see how many of these 14 names

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eventually emerge. The guardian and furious as Donald Trump insults a

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Muslim family. He said the candidate is a black soul unfit lead so tell

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us about this. This is Mr Khan and his wife who feel understandably

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insulted, ... I'm not sure she feels it she might objectively be it. We

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have been waiting for the moments when the irresistible force and

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immovable force coincided and this is perhaps the moments when Donald

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Trump's complete incapacity to communicate with people in a basic

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courteous way suddenly coincides with America's considerable

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deferments to its veterans and in this instance to the parents of a

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soldier who was killed in an especially heroic act. As if they

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could be a more heroic die Lee Mack Way to die, this is a man who went

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ahead of his own soldiers and died protecting them. And Donald Trump

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unable to see that perhaps it would be a better idea to keep his big

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mouth shut shall we say, suggested that because this man's mother

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didn't speak at the Democratic convention that it was probably some

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sort of religious... Because she's Muslim she stood behind her husband

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and let him talk... It didn't seem to have occurred to him or anybody

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in his PR department that perhaps a bereaved mother might not be able to

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talk would be on an account of grief rather than religious and it might

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look crass. Also check your facts. Why start now. You wonder if this is

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what will be damaging. There is no realistic hope there, everything

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else has bounced off and last week he apparently was urging Russia to

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join in hacking an American citizen, Hillary Clinton. His voters hate her

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so I don't think they would care that they might Yaya Toure but

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that's a national security issue. Ordinarily any suggestion that

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President cannot trust national security would be the end of his

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campaign. I'm not sure however distasteful this is it would be any

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different. If he were to be elected then surely this rhetoric would

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stop, the day after when he woke up and thoughts right this is it, he

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has to be confirmed soon the next day but wouldn't it dawned upon him

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that we would see a change in his attitudes? I was reading about a

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lady called Mohammed on the way an and she is a fencing competitor in

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the Olympics, she is an American and is a Muslim woman with a hijab, she

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has a good chance of winning a medal and if she could she would be

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honoured with the stars Stripes, it would be one in the eye for

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Donald Trump like when Jesse Owens won all of those gold medals in

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front of Hitler, not that I would compare Donald Trump to Adolf

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Hitler. One in the eye was something alike. Good background knowledge,

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nice reading around the subject. It would be great if she could win an

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Trump would have to salute her. Staying with the Guardian, the AIDS

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death toll may soar again, why is this? In Africa we are talking.

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We're talking in the developing world, this is a story because, I

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was not aware of this, but the US set a target for the end of aids

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which has been endorsed by lots of governments, Barack Obama said he

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thought the end was in sight but it seems like this may have been

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misplaced. There is no figure here for how many future aids death there

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maybe, 1.5 million a year, it daughter could soar again that

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nothing definitive. The story is saying that the hope is clearly

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there until recently that AIDS was on the decline might have been

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misplaced and will continue at such a high toll or even higher. Can we

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explain why? A couple of problems to distil a short answer. Not least

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that the drugs they have been using to treat HIV and AIDS complications

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in Africa, people developing a resistance so 1 million people die

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from HIV infections in Africa and 2.1 million people were infected

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last year, new people. And so it is hard to see those numbers staying

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low. Unless they find new drugs. It will stay catastrophically high is

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what I should say. Let us look at three different takes of the real

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Olympics. Five days' time. Here it is in the Telegraph. -- Rio. Alysia

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Black who is a British Olympic diver but the story as Russians may be

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expelled from Rio hours before the start. The IOC handed over

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responsibility for the Russian athletes to the individual sports

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governing bodies and now they have had a rethink? The IOC has not

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covered itself in what should we say administrative glory I would say.

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Understatedly. Thus having said we have this report which are just a

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state-sponsored doping has been going on through Russia over several

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games, and we are going to have the renominate medals from London, and

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from Athens and Beijing and this is all a disaster and then going well

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don't worry everybody, you just cheesy you would like to come, don't

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smite us over here at the Olympics. Did we say the Olympics was in a few

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days, don't worry about us. And now suddenly they noticed up perhaps

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people are a bit grouchy about it and it looks a bit bad that the one

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person you'd definitely bad was the whistle-blower and then everyone

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else is open to negotiations. They have made such a terrible mess of

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this, I know we say that for every Olympics and London included and it

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is and administrative disaster and the games are glorious and we forget

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what a shambles it is that this looks pretty bad even by the

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standards of the IOC. The FT in a different direction saying protests

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in Brazil. These Olympics are costing less than other games. A lot

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less. What this story says is that with the backlash in Rio against the

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cost disruption, there is a shorter list of cities that wish to bid to

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win the Olympics and I know hamburger and some other place --

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Hamburg and other places, in the future of Western democracies people

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will not put up the cost of disruption, they will end up in

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places like Russia and they had an unbelievable bill of $50 billion for

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the Winter Olympics but Putin's was able to do it and no one could

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protest. A larger version of the Eurovision Song contest, some

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countries dread winning because exactly very expensive to stage it

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and this is many more times the cost. Father Ted, remember when they

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enter a bad song because they can't afford to host it again, eventually

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that will happen with the Olympics that people will have to send them

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east Didsbury primary sport state team and then say no we are terrible

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at sports. I think they will be expect actual, I'm sorry East

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Didsbury, I feel bad for that example. They are going to triumph

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with God medals across the board. There is no legacy, were not

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promising anything for the youth because it is or is about the

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legacy. And the Lexi never sees a manifestation which is -- and the

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legacy never sees manifestation. These Olympics are costing a third

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of the London games and as much as we loved the games, we can't pretend

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that they had a huge long-term impact. Finally a picture story,

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here it is again. Rolling down to Rio and the Independent and a

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performer from the city 's favelas performing for his role in the

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opening ceremony. I wouldn't be surprised if that is an example of

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cap wearer. An amazing photo, not just the extraordinary gym ability

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but the background as well. I hope this person is delighted about the

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Olympics because lots of people in the favelas said not because they

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are the people who have been most disruptive, moved or had barricaded

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the tub so heaven forbid visitors will learn there are lots of poor

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people in Rio de Janeiro. Hope it goes well though. So much hope in

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it. That's it for the sour but of course because it is a Sunday night

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we are back at half 11 for another look, coming up next it is headlined

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at the top of the album first mediocre. -- meet the author.

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Francis Spufford has written dazzling works of nonfiction.

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And his first novel, Golden Hill, is typically

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