What kind of son was Philip Larkin? The TLS's poetry editor Alan Jenkins finds insight in some of the 4,000-odd letters and postcards the poet sent home to his "Mop" and "Pop"; Helen Macdonald, the author of H is for Hawk, tells us more than we could ever hope to know about pigeons and pigeon fanciers; Norma Clarke considers the internet artist Cold War Steve, whose ‘furious absurdism’ has won him some 192.8K Twitter followers, and ponders connections with the eighteenth-century satires of Hogarth and Gillray
Letters Home, 1936–1977, by Philip Larkin, edited by James Booth
Homing: On pigeons, dwellings, and why we return, by Jon Day
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Unromancing the Romantics
Loving Iris Murdoch
Who reads John Updike?
Talk to the hands
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Celestial Bodies – winner of the 2019 Man Booker International prize for fiction
Victoria at 200
Journey to the centre of the earth
Nosy Crow Stories Aloud
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Mahabharata by Vyasa: The epic of ancient India condensed into English verse, The by DUTT, Romesh C.