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Jan Mark thinks that publishers and booksellers are doing themselves, new authors and readers a disservice by overpromoting the novels of teenage 'prodigies'.

"Fledg[l]ing writers necessarily recycle their own reading in their apprentice pieces; this is the way we all learn how to do it. But these experiments ought to be carried out in decent privacy, not marketed as the masterworks of infant prodigies," she says in a review of Eragon by Christopher Paolini and The Prophecy of the Gems by Falvia Bujor in last week's TES (March 5th), now online.

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