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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 Academia.edu - for your reading pleasure, and the record.

I can see why they turned it down, since (as you acknowledge) there really isn't that much content to the letters, but with someone as minutely and extensively studied as Larkin, it seems to me to be worth note. I'm glad to have read it.

My pleasure.