It's one of those irresistible ideas we all wish we could have had first: a nun packing six-shooters, roaming the Wild West and righting wrongs, like David Carradine in a wimple.
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Everyone knows it's been a rich year for fiction.
The more the world of football has been inflated, the more it has floated from reality and become detached from the supporter.
Crime fiction can often resort to posturing or cliche, but this year several titles have stood out for their willingness to play with genre conventions.
For obvious reasons, this year has witnessed a minor avalanche of books about the First World War.