Posted on 16th May 2013

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How I Killed Margaret Thatcher

Given recent events, the title of Anthony Cartwright’s third novel, How I Killed Margaret Thatcher, is either unfortunate or a macabre stroke of marketing good luck. Described by the Telegraph as a “nasty little book”, it actually has less to do with Thatcher’s death, vividly fantasised about by the child protagonist, than about the death…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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How I Killed Margaret Thatcher

‘Has the quiet power of a pebble thrown into a stream, creating ever increasing circles to explain not only what happened in 1980s England, but how we reached the here and now.’ Courttia Newland  Author, Playwright and Literary Activist Synopsis: ‘All the screens have Margaret Thatcher’s face on them. There are hundreds of them. She’s…

Posted on 2nd May 2012

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Heartland

Bizarrely, there seems to have been a recent resurgence in the cricketing novel – Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, Shehan Karunatilaka’s Chinaman, Jennie Walker’s 24 for 3 – but football is still underexposed in the fictional landscape. Anthony Cartwright’s novel Heartland takes for its structure two games: the England-Argentina first round match in the 2002 World Cup,…