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Jenny Diski on Doris Lessing: ‘I was the cuckoo in the nest’

Writer Jenny Diski was taken in by Doris Lessing as a teenager, but the relationship soon soured. Now she has finally decided to tell her side of the story, she tells Tim Adams

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Doris Lessing's last gift: 3,000 books donated to public library in Zimbabwe

Nobel prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing donated 3,000 books to Harare City Library, Zimbabwe. She was a fierce advocate for #literacy and #reading. #AfricanWriters

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Doris Lessing's Golden Notebook, 50 years on

Lessing (front right) with John Osborne in 1961. Behind them are Sheila Delaney and Vanessa Redgrave. Photograph: Reg Warhurst/Associated Newspapers/Rex

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11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life by Meg White Clayton // Huffington Post // November 18, 2013

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In their own words: literary giants who died this year

"There is that great proverb … that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter." - Chinua Achebe

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Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected

Samuel Beckett wrote to a friend in 1933 that the rejection of Echo’s Bones by his publisher ‘discouraged me profoundly’. Photograph: Louis ...