A character named "Cain". Or, Able or Abel for that matter. Just happened to me with A. S. Byatt. Oh, spoiler alert: turns out the author is a woman.
The most deflating moment when reading Page 1 of a novel.
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'I find artificial jollity so dispiriting'
A.S. Byatt talking about Christmas
Is Jeffrey Archer a woman too?
Apparently he was while he was in prison.
I'll read any novel that's written by a postman.
Those guys deliver.
It's also very dispriting when it dawns on you that a charcter in a novel has the initials JC.
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