John Clegg

John Clegg’s new collection, Holy Toledo!, will be published by Carcanet this spring.

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Letter

He got it all from me!

11 October 2018

I think Mark Jacobs must be mistaken in correcting Colin Burrow on the matter of Laura Riding’s auto-defenestration. It wasn’t from a fourth-storey window, Jacobs says, but the third storey. This is the house:Nobody disputes that Riding jumped from the top window (on the other side); so the fall was certainly four storeys (she landed on the basement-level patio). Whether an estate agent...

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