BOOK REVIEW / Paperbacks: Expletives Deleted - Angela Carter: Vintage, pounds 5.99

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'Never let me catch you doing that again, remember what happened to Emma Bovary]' said Carter's mother when she discovered her daughter reading a novel. The breezy but thoughtful anecdotes in the introduction to this decade's worth of essays are among the greatest of its great pleasures: others include Carter's crisp views on story-telling, cooking, fellow writers and language good and bad.