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A slightly random collection of articles by “people who know lots about lots,” in lieu of the piles of newspaper clippings I used to keep in my desk. And in folders in the closet. And in scrapbooks under the bed…

The title comes from a scene in the lovely film An Education, written by Nick Hornby and based on the memoir by Lynn Barber.

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INT. MISS STUBBS’ FLAT. DUSK.

It’s a proper Bohemian flat, up in the eaves. There are books and papers and paintings covering every available surface. Jenny looks around. Finally, for the first time, we see her in somewhere she can feel at home.

JENNY

This is lovely. 

Miss Stubbs makes a face.

JENNY

But it is. Really. I’d love to live somewhere like this.

Miss Stubbs laughs.

MISS STUBBS

Oh, it’s not hard. Go to Oxford and become a teacher and this is what you end up with.

JENNY

But all these books and pictures….

MISS STUBBS

Penguin paperbacks. Posters and postcards.

JENNY

(apparently understanding something)

Yes, but…That’s all you need, isn’t it?

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