Date: 11 Sep 2015 4:22 pm Title: Chapter 1
I guessed who it when he explained why he'd stuck his head out the window! He comes across far nicer in your story than I've been led to believe he did in real life. He's one of my favourite poets, so I'm glad it was Grizel who got to meet him, and not the unsquashable Joey :-)
Date: 11 Sep 2015 1:03 am Title: Chapter 1
Yep, got it at Whitsun weddings. But I have lived in Hull :-)
Date: 10 Sep 2015 6:16 pm Title: Chapter 1
I'm pretty sure I know who the 'academic' is. I'm not sure of the significance of the year, though.
Interesting start. Looking forward to more.
Date: 10 Sep 2015 4:19 pm Title: Chapter 1
I'm another who identified the librarian as soon as he said he worked in Hull - but I think I was an undergraduate there when Philip Larkin first became Librarian!!! I really enjoyed that conversation between Grizel and himself, good that they continued to correspond afterwards. And I also remember taking the steam trains from Doncaster to Kings Cross, so this story made nostalgic reading for me from that point of view.
Thanks, Gottfried, I enjoyed this.
Date: 10 Sep 2015 2:26 pm Title: Chapter 1
I feel clever for working out who it was before he mentioned his name! A brilliant piece - hope we'll see more of your writing.