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Forced To Lie

It's always been the case when you read a memoir that you have no idea how much of it is true - authors are often hopeless liars - but for those of us who want to tell the truth, the barriers are now considerable. Privacy is important, I agree. But it's an odd law that actually forces us to lie...

Melvin Burgess on problems he is encountering in trying to have a memoir of his teenage years published. The gist is that his regular publisher, Andersen Press, has (on legal advice) passed, and Burgess is having to seek an alternative outlet.

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