Ted Hughes has been appointed poet laureate to succeed Sir John Betjeman, which is a bit like appointing a grim young crow to replace a cuddly old teddy bear.

— Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel

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M F K Fisher is the dowager queen of writers on browsing and slicing.


Most history is a record of the triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people.

The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who make no nuisance of themselves in the world.