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James Davies reviews Rachel Sills

Rachel Sills’ 200 Houses is a little gem of a book in the mould of George Perec’s Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour, and just as funny. As the title suggests it is a serial poem of 200 numbered short descriptions of perhaps imaginary people and their imaginary houses. It is written using either one or two clauses per description – ‘Gillian’s House has a kitchen extension’ and ‘Hugh’s house is often used as a film location, which can be very lucrative’. 

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Date: 12 September 2016

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