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An Education is based on the memoir by the journalist and interviewer Lynn Barber, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and, although the word from all the various festivals has been that it is wonderful, I know you will not believe it unless you hear it from me so here you are: it is wonderful. I am even hoping that now we've had the book and the film it isn't the end of Ms Barber spin-offs, and that there may be a dedicated theme park or, failing that, at least an action doll. I don't know what form it would take exactly, but would expect it to really kick butt, and probably smoke quite a lot.
The memoir, which first appeared in the literary magazine Granta, …