Philip Larkin

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Alan Johnson: ‘I read Animal Farm at 14 and it changed my life’
The author and former home secretary on disliking Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and his fondness for PG Wodehouse

Alan Johnson

17, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Piers Plowright obituary
Award-winning BBC radio producer whose fascination with people fuelled documentaries and drama

Melvyn Bragg

06, Aug, 2021 @6:48 PM

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The reputation game: how authors try to control their image from beyond the grave
The row over a new biography of Philip Roth has exposed the way agents and estates restrict access and manage archives to maintain a writer’s posthumous good name

Edward Helmore

23, May, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Anthony Thwaite obituary
Poet inspired by the remains of Roman north Africa, and tireless as an editor and lecturer

Eric Homberger

23, Apr, 2021 @4:55 PM

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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me review – a woman under the influence
John Sutherland makes a brave attempt to rescue the reputation of Larkin’s longstanding lover and muse

Rachel Cooke

18, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me by John Sutherland review – a poisonous love
In thrall to Larkin’s genius: racism, drink and despair in a generous account of a tortured relationship over four decades

Blake Morrison

17, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym by Paula Byrne – the ‘modern Jane Austen’?
This excellent cradle-to-grave biography of a much loved novelist who goes in and out of fashion captures her alarming habits and tormented love affairs

Kathryn Hughes

08, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The Guardian view on 'post-Christian' Britain: a spiritual enigma | Editorial
Editorial: The majority of us do not belong to any religion. But for most, atheism is not an option either

Editorial

28, Mar, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Nonfiction to look out for in 2021
Biographies of Philip Roth and DH Lawrence, and the curious death of Robert Maxwell

Rachel Cooke

27, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Say oui to ennui: how to face, and even embrace, your boredom
Tedium’s payouts are so much more than the €50,000 awarded to French employee Frédéric Desnard for ‘boreout’

Alex Clark

14, Jun, 2020 @6:44 AM

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Sex, lies and despair: unseen letters reveal Larkin's tortured love
A cache of 2,400 letters between the poet and his long-time lover and muse, Monica Jones, charts an explosive and flawed romance

Dalya Alberge

24, May, 2020 @8:26 AM

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Our honeymoon that never ended | Brief letters
Brief letters: Slad valley | Philip Larkin | The Bull, Ambridge | Boris Johnson | The 2020s | G2

Letters

01, Jan, 2020 @6:08 PM

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