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Julian Barnes
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Born in Leicester, Leicestershire
Born on 19th of January 1946

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Born 1946 - English novelist.


He worked as a journalist and a lexicographer on the Oxford English Dictionary Supplement, which explains the crisp precision of his prose in his writing. His novels include Flaubert’s Parrot (1984), A History of the World in 10˝ Chapters (1989), Talking It Over (1991) and the sequel Love etc. (2000), The Porcupine (1992) and England, England (1998).

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Everyone seems to fear dying alone. I have never understood this - who wants to die and be polite at the same time - Quentin Crisp
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