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a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot)

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The fiction seems particularly ill-chosen as a window into Chicago office women's outlook; I would think that far more of them read popular pot-boilers than Dos Passos's or Lewis's novels.
Anas Nin was famous as the author of erotic novels, apparently as pot-boilers to keep her Parisian lifestyle going, and a colleague of other controversial writers, including Henry Miller and William Burroughs.
Thirdly, if we do accept that Barry actually interviewed O'Neill and Lerner with regard to assessing projected signings and the ambition of the club to regain its place at the summit of football, then his now-intended departure can only indicate 'business as usual' at Villa Park - sell your best player, put some money to his fee and bring in a motley collection of pot-boilers, stocking fillers and journeymen, all much of a muchness and with nothing like the talent required for the club to progress far beyond top-10 respectability.
And Curtis' programming is always interesting, with the old pot-boilers (Prokoviev's Classical Symphony, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No3, Mozart Symphony No40) counter-balanced by rarer stuff (Bridge's Three Idylls, Francaix's witty little Mozart New Look, which for once casts the spotlight on the double-bass).
Nowadays, Miss Currie's intellect is focused on penning steamy pot-boilers.
These were the fabulous little pot-boilers which make up Beethoven's seven contredanses, culminating in the prototype for the Eroica finale and much else, and, a strange inclusion, the 'Scene at a Ball' from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.
With Andrew Constantine at the helm the London Concert Orchestra gave lovingly detailed accounts of all the pot-boilers (including a finely-sculpted, high octane Finlandia) and sympathetic support to soloist Min-Jin, an excitingly talented young violinist actually quite capable of holding her own.
The rest of Saturday's programme in aid of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, was a charming selection of pot-boilers, Bradbury sharing the conducting with a rather stiff James Ross.