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By Annie Dillard

A ebook that immediately captured the hearts of readers around the kingdom, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Annie Dillard's poignant, brilliant memoir of growing to be up in Pittsburgh within the Fifties.

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Hmm, the redtops were reporting that The Doctor's Wife would feature in the next season. (But was the mole caught? ) Seriously, though, when conceiving story ideas, are you ever aiming, specifically, to articulate social, political or religious points of view? You've conceived scripts with that in mind before... haven't you? You embarked on The Second Coming, for instance, to advocate atheism? And bit odd. Bit short story. Bit mad. Bit cluttered, if it's Penny's child too. Do you see, in reaching to make something new, you can make it over-complex?

I must have picked up some bug. Entirely out of leftfield. What a day! And as if that weren't enough... As you know, we've been talking to Jane Tranter about I've only just got up, after 16 hours' sleep! I feel pale. I want to go back to recording the Maybe, but I'm too busy feeling ill. Again, poor Torchwood. This is shameful, but how Donna-like Penny could be. Completely by chance, Jane had a meeting with Catherine Tate this week, just one of those general, bigwig, let s-work-together-more sorts of chats.

I should start calling this BBQ— Ben's Big Questions. That last one is huge! But BBQs have burgers and sausages and things, so I don't think it fits. Mmm... sausages. When I say something like 'It's your job as a writer', I'm grandstanding a bit or falling into lecture mode. I yuli@sha CHAPTER ONE: DEFINITELY MAYBE and interesting, and therefore should be seen. It's because I can imagine Queer as Folk's Nathan Maloney so full of repression, and desire, and lust, and martyrdom, that I have to write him.

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