What a lovely story

Chitty’s first literary success was in a competition run by the New Statesman to write the first 150 words of a Graham Greene novel. Chitty won, while Greene himself admitted that 2nd, 3rd and 4th place were all taken by entries he had submitted under pseudonyms.

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  1. This is nothing compared with the case of John Osborne who in the early 70’s saw a New Statesman parody competition for an excerpt from a new play of his, duly sent one in ,(which had already been performed) and did n’t even get published. His rage and sarcasm at the time was inspirational.

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