Victor Sage

Victor Sage, who was married to Lorna Sage for many years, spoke about her at a memorial gathering in Norwich on 28 April. He is a reader in English at the University of East Anglia.

Diary: On Lorna Sage

Victor Sage, 7 June 2001

When I was fifteen and a half I received a letter from my new friend Lorna Stockton which announced that she was reading T.S. Eliot, ‘in a tree’. I stared at these words in alarm: who was this T.S. Eliot? Trees, for me, were climbing frames full of cunningly shaped, preferably fatal, challenges to ascent and had no relation to books. Books were read indoors, stiffly, with both...

Signora Zabaggy

Michael Rose, 2 August 1984

Let’s begin with ‘Let’s begin with the tea towel.’ Thus Professor Curl Skidmore, narrator of C.K. Stead’s All Visitors Ashore, announcing his presence in a text...

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