Tuesday, 25 August 2009

No Author Without Smoke

'Smoking Martyr' Lynn Barber pulls out of festival | Books | guardian.co.uk
Author and journalist Lynn Barber has withdrawn from a literary festival after the local council refused to include a photograph of her smoking in its brochure for the event. Her ferocious interview technique earned her the soubriquet Demon Barber, but this is the first time she has been branded a potentially corrupting influence.

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