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A Stinging Delight, by David Storey - Michael Billington

Books | By Michael Billington


A posthumous memoir reveals the source of David Storey's guilt, says Michael Billington

David Storey’s 11 novels are out of print and his 15 plays rarely performed – despite the huge success of his first novel, This Sporting Life (1960), and a Booker Prize for his 1976 novel, Saville. Yet this rivetingly honest memoir, finally published four years after his death at 83, not only is a testament to his personal endurance but will, I hope, lead to a re-evaluation of his artistic achievement. ...


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