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King of the Badgers

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King of the Badgers, Philip Hensher, book reviewKing of the Badgers by Philip Hensher is set in the fictional Devon town of Hanmouth. It is a large book which addresses large themes, in particular loss of privacy and the intrusion of authority and the media into every aspect of how we live. I was reminded as I read the book of a soap opera; some of the events it portrays are clearly based on high profile real life events which have been played out in the full light of press and television scrutiny in recent years.

The starting point for novel is the disappearance of a young working class girl, presumed to have been abducted.


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