Paul Pickering is the author of six novels: Over the Rainbow, Charlie Peace, The Blue Gate of Babylon, Perfect English, Wild About Harry and The Leopard's Wife. He lives in London, where he is a columnist for The Times.
A. Hitler's Moustache: To make him sneeze uncontrollably at crucial moments. It is hard to embark on world slaughter if everyone is saying, 'Gezondheid, mein Fuhrer,' all the time. The duty of writers is to get up politicians' noses.
A. Caligula: 'I see George Eliot's Middlemarch does it for you too.'
A. For the moment...
A. Behemoth the giant, subversive cat in The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgarkov.
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