Books: John Carlin on Oscar Pistorius

2014-12-31 10:38

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John Carlin: First the thing about this book, which it had in common with journalism, is that it had a deadline. I was told by my various publishers that I had to have the book handed in within a month of the end of the trial. I didn’t have the scope to go for long walks in the Pyrenees finding my soul or something, you know, so I just sort of got on with it. I’d sit at my desk with no particular sort of routine except that I would work seven days a week. I had lots of false starts with many thousands of words thrown in the dustbin and even when I was well into the book I decided that actually the first chapter was wrong and so what was previously the third chapter became the first chapter and so on and so on… publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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