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Aunt Munca’s murky past

31 October 2020

9:00 AM

31 October 2020

9:00 AM

Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca Ferdinand Mount

Bloomsbury, pp.262, 20

Kiss Myself Goodbye. It sounds a bit like a William Boyd novel. It looks likea William Boyd novel, too: the cover shows an old hand-coloured photograph of a fur-stoled woman, determinedly leading a man in morning dress towards the camera. And, indeed, the raw material would likely make a very good William Boyd novel — only Boyd would have to jettison at least half of the breakneck hairpin bends in the mad, mazy plot for the sake of believability.

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