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Heather Mallick
Canadian author
and journalist

Doris Lessing’s
2007 Nobel Speech 

In Defence of Books
I am standing in a doorway looking through clouds of blowing dust to where I am told there is still uncut forest. Yesterday I drove through miles of stumps, and charred remains of fires where, in 1956, there was the most wonderful forest I have ever seen, all now destroyed. People have to eat. They have to get fuel for fires.
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Cake or Death


Pearls in Vinegar

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