My Wicked Stepmother

  • Martin Amis


“I’m your wicked stepmother,” Jane said to me after she and Kingsley got married in 1965. And it was true: she was wicked in the sense of “exceptionally and satisfyingly good.” In my last letter to her, written in December 2013 after a long telephone call of condolence, I congratulated Jane on her artistic longevity; and I cited the example of Herman Wouk, who had recently completed a novel in his late 90s.

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  • Martin Amis
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