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Conservative modernity and the female crime novel
Cora Kaplan

the errors which even a well-intentioned, liberal police officer can make in a case that centred on racial difference. The opening of Simisola makes an interesting contrast to the beginning of The Franchise Affair. Free indirect discourse – Tey through Robert Blair, Rendell through Wexford – sets the scene in both. The empire enters Simisola in the form of Wexford’s Nigerian-born GP, Dr Akande, who the Inspector is consulting. The NHS waiting room, itself a kind of microcosm of the community, includes an ‘olive skinned blonde’, who is patently not ‘English’, in a

in End of empire and the English novel since 1945
Praising ugliness
Naomi Baker

fallen and corrupt. The effort ‘to correct Nature’, he grudgingly concedes, ‘in some sort may be tolerable’: made-up women ‘having for the most part hard favours, [aim] chiefly to correct their deformities’, and ‘to correct or cure any deformity or blemish in Nature by lawfull means, not accompanied with sinfull actions, is tolerable’, even if he is not optimistic about the end results. 19 N.H.’s entry

in Plain ugly
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Simon Kővesi

, ‘Socio-economic inequalities in health in Scotland’, Social Justice Annual Report Scotland 2001 (Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Department of Health, 2001), http://scotland.gov.uk/library3/social/sjar-41.asp; Andrew Shaw, Anne McMunn and Julia Field (eds), The Scottish Health Survey 1998, Vol. 1 (Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Department of Health, 2000) http://show.scot.nhs.uk/scottishhealthsurvey/ (all accessed 15/10/2005). 62 Macdonald Daly, ‘Politics and the Scottish Language’, Hard Times (Berlin), 64/65 (1998), 21–6, http

in James Kelman
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Helena Ifill

6 See, for example, Amanda Platell, ‘Sorry, why should the NHS treat people for being fat?’, Daily Mail Online (27 February 2009), www.dailymail.co.uk/​ debate/​article-​1156678/​AMANDA-​PLATELL-​Sorry-​NHS-​treat-​people-​ fat.html (accessed 18 September 2016). 7 See, for example, ‘UN panel warns against “designer babies” and eugenics in “editing” of human DNA’, UN News Centre (5 October 2015), www. un.org/​apps/​news/​story.asp?NewsID=52172#.WAnLMSTtX20, (accessed 21 October 2016). 215

in Creating character
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Angela Lait

paperwork’ generated by government processes as being the ‘biggest cause of stress’ in the workplace (121–130), with rising stress levels in all occupations ‘now cited by 36 per cent of all professionals’. Public sector work increases the chances of stress, which are highest in the NHS (40%) (184–185, quoting AP Smith et al.). With the pace, workload and accountability demands of

in Telling tales