Ian Penman, 17 June 2021
The rubble had been cleared away, but strange grasses and wild herbs had sprung up where the war-demolished houses had been.
Muriel Spark, A Far Cry from Kensington
On the opening page of Craig Brown’s One Two Three Four, Brian Epstein and his personal assistant, Alistair Taylor, behold the Beatles for the very first time. It is November 1961, in a ‘dank and damp and smelly’...