Posts Tagged: John Betjeman

Death of a shrinking violet

There are those who turn their lives into their greatest work. Theodore Wratislaw was not among them. It wasn’t premature death, prison or drugs which claimed Wratislaw after his last volume of verse in 1896. It was the civil service…

Death of a shrinking violet

There are those who turn their lives into their greatest work. Theodore Wratislaw was not among them. It wasn’t premature death, prison or drugs which claimed Wratislaw after his last volume of verse in 1896. It was the civil service…

The James Press

With an inherited fortune under his belt Edward James, in common with other artsy, dilattentish heirs and heiresses, took to verse. Their output often took the form of boutique limited editions which left bestseller lists untroubled, but Harry Crosby was Dan freakin’ Brown compared to James.

The James Press

With an inherited fortune under his belt Edward James, in common with other artsy, dilattentish heirs and heiresses, took to verse. Their output often took the form of boutique limited editions which left bestseller lists untroubled, but Harry Crosby was Dan freakin’ Brown compared to James.