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Under the Sun Pt. 5

William Dalrymple writes a typically thoughtful review for the TLS:

“The one thing you might have thought that none of us really needed was yet another Chatwin book: least of all 550 pages of his letters. Yet the letters are wonderful, and while they do give much ammunition to those who want to dismiss Chatwin as a social-climbing show-off, they contain many intriguing insights into his life and writing. Moreover, they are the closest we are ever going to get to a Chatwin autobiography.”

A more equivocal appraisal from Nicolas Rothwell in The Australian.

And Nicholas Murray’s always-worth-reading view at his blog.