Imagine…

Nigel Farndale is surprised to find a somewhat sympathetic Salman Rushdie in an episode of BBC One's Imagine... about the writer's fatwa. Imagine… (Wednesday, BBC One) achieved something remarkable: it made Salman Rushdie seem sympathetic. This, after all, is a man whose new memoir about the fatwa is written in the third person. The third person! Who does that? As a friend of mine noted, instead of referring to himself as “he” throughout, it should have been “moi”. The book is called Read more [...]