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Academic jargon, back-scratching and literary scandals were all ripe for treatment in the long-running N.B. by J.C. column – now available in a glorious miscellany

3 June 2023

9:00 AM

3 June 2023

9:00 AM

N.B. by J.C. : A Walk Through the Times Literary Supplement James Campbell

Carcanet, pp.356, 25

‘When everyone appears to be of one accord in thinking the right thing, go the other way.’ This was, broadly speaking, the maxim by which J.C. wrote his weekly N.B. column for the Times Literary Supplement, after inheriting it from David Sexton in 1997. Tonally different to the rest of the paper, N.B.

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