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A new biography of Agatha Christie 

March 16, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, Women writers and journalists, writers, writing.

Despite her worldwide fame and gigantic audiences, her life was as mysterious as one of her books. Now a new biography is available to American readers (it has been available to British readers for a while), and the book is getting rave reviews.

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Redundancies in the air

May 12, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: writing.

The story was on the opening of the new Supreme Court term. The anchor was interviewing a law professor about the various cases the court would be hearing this year. At one point in the interview, the anchor — in response to something the prof had said — cut in with “Well, that’s the key central point, isn’t it?”

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