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Seriously Ill Clive James Puts In A Bravura Performance At London Literary Festival

Posted at 6:40AM Monday 02 Jun 2014

Clive James blew into London on Saturday with a quiver full of highly polished barbs, of the kind he deployed when he was the Observer's celebrated TV critic. Billed as a high noon, it was mainly a shootout with imminent mortality. Not that you'd have known it. "Ah, well," he began, with the sardonic smile of the old trouper, "another farewell appearance."


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