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Wolf Hall: Too much of the English

The problem is usually the Russians. All the “Ts” and “Ps” and “Ns” are trouble because I read names and think, “oh – the N—- guy, he’s bad.” Lord of the Rings – certainly not Russian – posed the same problem. I didn’t realize there were two bad guys because both of them started with an “S.” I get it, Satan is bad, so are S—- and S—-. But the names give me trouble.

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