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The mystery of the East German writer who moved to the English coast

Uwe Johnson in Sheerness: Why did a major East German writer move to an English seaside town? Gunter Grass called him the most significant of all East German writers. So why did Uwe Johnson choose to live in the unlikely setting of Sheerness, Kent, asks John Goudie. To his fellow drinkers in the Seaview Hotel, he was Charles or Charlie, …

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