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August 9, 2010

A.A. Gill on the difficulties of writing about your own backyard

“Writing travel pieces from your own backyard is difficult. For a start it’s a masquerade. You can’t look through fresh eyes and nothing much comes as a surprise. I display far more prejudice and a far shorter temper toward the folk over the garden wall than the ones I encounter over the ocean.”
–A.A. Gill, AA Gill is Away (2003)

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