Tag Archives: Philip Larkin

Church career which led Quinn to the not-so-high and mighty

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Canon Arthur Quinn, for 32 years the vicar in Shirley, recently had his diamond anniversary of being a priest celebrated in a service at Croydon Minster. DAVID MORGAN spoke to him about Philip Larkin, Ronnie Corbett and the … Continue reading

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When Croydon homes inspired lyricism from England’s poets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: First we mentioned Philip Larkin, then Alan Bennett. Now GEORGE WRIGHT reminds us that the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman once had something to say, in verse, about Croydon. And he was never as horrible about the town … Continue reading

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Stop Larkin about: dead poet’s society seeks proper attribution

Inside Croydon’s email inbox positively bulged this week, with this website’s first ever missive received from the much-respected and highly esteemed Philip Larkin Society. Larkin was one of Britain’s most noted poets of the 20th Century, known for his “very … Continue reading

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