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Exceptionally Wonderful Book

John Sutherland, 6 October 1994

Knowledge of Angels 
by Jill PatonWalsh.
Green Bay in association with Colt, 268 pp., £14.99, July 1994, 0 948845 05 8
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... 1948, the benefactor’s motives are transparent. As transparent is the Smarties Grand Prix, which Jill PatonWalsh won for her children’s book, Gaffer Samson’s Lunch, in 1984: Nestlé’s want to associate a product which is bad for children’s teeth with one that is thought to be good for their minds. The Encore ...


John Bayley: Serious Novels, 10 November 1994

... publishers feel unconfident, which may or may not explain their unwillingness to bring out Jill PatonWalsh’s Knowledge of Angels, which she eventually published as a private venture, though, as John Sutherland pointed out in the LRB, not without powerful American backing and a great deal of experience of her ...

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