"As often as not the beds are verminous, and the kitchens invariably swarm with cockroaches or black beetles."
Larkin piece republished on the anniversary of Hardy's death.
Compared with Swift’s ferocious wit, Private Eye is primitive stuff.
Mixed feelings on the great American playwright, who died this day in 1943.
The Beeb has always been a space for debate on culture, ethics and standards.
Today is the anniversary of Camus's birth. In a piece from the archive, V S Pritchett reflects on his death.