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Sunday March 20, 2011 at 6:18pm
Margaret Atwood - bestselling author, shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once.1 Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can't sharpen it on the plane, because you can't take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.2 If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type.3 Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do.4 If you're using a comp....
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