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Trinidad & Tobago: Naipaul's Reading

Posting from Trinidad, where Sir Vidia Naipaul is making several appearances in honour of his 75th birthday year, Caribbean Free Radio reports from one of the author's readings: “Naipaul’s reading style isn’t particularly good, in the classic sense, but his stilted, slightly quaint delivery is oddly effective, and easy on the ear…When the reading was over, Lady Naipaul leapt to the front of the stage and assumed command of the procedings. ‘The book signing begins now!’ she announced. ‘Form a queue. And only new books will be signed. That is the form.'” What form was this? we wondered.

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