Julian Evans: What might Larbaud have thought?
31 July 1997
“... delicate colour of bricks beneath the soot’, this is the sensual, autobiographical story of Marc Fournier, a wealthy Frenchman who, calmly conducting an affair with his housekeeper, falls in love with her 14-year-old daughter, Queenie. There was a marvellous new name in the world: Queenie. Why are certain names so beautiful? Who can explain the charm there ...”