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    June 24, 2013

    Having read through piles of analysis of the Nigella Lawson business in the Sunday papers, I suddenly remembered the novels written by Josephine Hart, who was married to Saatchi’s brother, Maurice. Hart, who died at 69 two years ago, wrote only two short novels but they were both powerfully intense, chronicling abusive, dysfunctional relationships. Damage, in particular, was a very dark and rather sadistic novel, about a sexual obsession which became brutal and, ultimately, fatal. Long before 50 Shades, Josephine…

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