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Crime Author Reaps Whirlwind After Urging JK Rowling To Stop Writing

Posted at 8:00PM Thursday 27 Feb 2014

The British crime novelist Lynn Shepherd has found herself at the centre of a storm after she called on JK Rowling to stop writing because she has "had [her] turn", suggesting that other writers need "room to breathe".


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