November 8th, 2015


Larkin Letters Redux

As I mentioned here some time back, my mother has a number of letters from Philip Larkin, dating from the mid-forties (when he was engaged to her cousin Ruth) to a few years before his death. With the Larkin Estate's permission I wrote them up as a short general article, but failed to excite the interest of the TLS, LRB or other likely journals, so now I've just uploaded it to - for your reading pleasure, and the record.

Mobile Cock-up PSA

Anyone who ever texts or phones me on my mobile take note - I left my phone at my mother's house by accident this morning, and won't have a chance to collect it until the 21st. Until then I'm reachable via email and landline.

A nice handwritten letter is also more than acceptable.