Since 1990 Julian Barnes has written a regular ‘Letter from London’ for the
New Yorker magazine. These already celebrated pieces cover subjects as
diverse as the Lloyd’s insurance disaster, the rise and fall of Margaret
Thatcher, the troubles of the Royal Family and the hapless Nigel Short in
his battle with Gary Kasparov in the 1993 World Chess Finals. With an
incisive assessment of Salman Rushdie’s plight and an analysis of the
implications of being linked to the Continent via the Channel Tunnel,
Letters from London provides a vivid and telling portrait of Britain in the

Julian Barnes—Letters From London, 1990-1995

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