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Drowned in the Desert

James Meek, 20 July 2000

A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solves Crimes 
by Lee Goff.
Harvard, 225 pp., £14.50, May 2000, 0 674 00220 2
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... His skill arouses Margarita, who has ‘a passion for all people who do anything to perfection’. Lee Goff’s peculiar skill evokes the same delight and horror as that of the perfect assassin, though he is dealing with the effects of other people’s murders, and not doing any killing himself (except of pigs and rabbits). It is a fine thing, rare in ...

Diary

Alan Bennett: Bennett’s Dissection, 1 January 2009

... BBC7’s This Sceptred Isle, a history of England read by Anna Massey, Peter Jeffrey, Christopher Lee and Paul Eddington. Afterwards I take the tray back downstairs to get my midday pills: two Omega 3 tablets, one selenium and one Saw palmetto plus a piece of dark chocolate and a cup of green tea. It probably sounds nicer than I actually find it, which is ...

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