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Sandy Balfour, Araucaria
Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose
Hay Festival 2003
The author of the ingenious memoir Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose: A Memoir of Love, Exile and Crosswords discusses his life's work and obsession with The Guardian's cryptic crossword doyen Araucaria. 'A mesh of journeys and destinations, politics and romance, it touches what is beyond words.'