Finishing novels, for Telegraph Men


Last week, acclaimed fantasy writer George R. R. Martin revealed that he is human, just like the rest of us.

Martin has sold over 60 million books and is estimated to earn $12 million in a single year, thanks in part to the rampantly successful TV adaptation of Game of Thrones – but it seems that he too is troubled by something as simple as a deadline.

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Peanuts for Telegraph Men

This Christmas a new, computer-animated, cinematic version of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips will  introduce millions of youngsters to Charlie Brown and his friends. For the first time they will get to know Linus, Schroeder and Lucy van Pelt, finding out why they have been a fixture of life for over 60 years.

For me, however, it will be a chance to meet some old friends. Those I first encountered at the age of eight, when my Dad passed down a dusty stack of the 1960s books to my brother and I.

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