Sunday, 6 January 2019

Michael Wharton's 1970s satirical fantasy is now our daily reality

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As Ruth Dudley Edwards told me, it is no longer possible to write satire. She knows because she has written a series of satirical novels and has had to give up.

I didn't really find Michael Wharton - or Peter Simple - as funny as many did when I read him in the Daily Telegraph before going to school, but he was a prophet.

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