'I suppose what one wants really is ideal company and books are ideal company.'
Wednesday 24 February 2021
A Charming Letter
I found myself involved in an unseemly tussle on Ebay the other day. The price rose and rose, and eventually - fatalistic - I retired from the fray. And then I found I'd won. The prize? A letter from Brookner to a fan.
Such items always have cachet, the magic of authenticity, of presence. Ah, did you once see Shelley plain...