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Omnibus (Monday BBC1) on the late Angela Carter:

'Carter had wild, woolly hair and a thin, sweet voice which sometimes led the unsuspecting to imagine she was fey and harmless. Poor fools.' Lucy Huges-Halett, Daily Telegraph.

'She also became rather a fierce literary critic. Her obiter dictum on Shakespeare - 'a lovable man, but I'm afraid not very clever' - left one eager for more, perhaps on her contemporaries and rivals.' Daniel Johnson, Times.

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