In July 1967, a young artist named John Nankivell, living in Wantage, plucked up the courage to knock on John Betjeman’s front door, in the same town, to show the poet (whom he had never met) some of his architectural drawings.
Julie Powell wrote Julie and Julia, a book (and now a film) in which she described her attempts to cook a huge number of recipes by the cookery writer Julia Child.
Selina Hastings recalls her visit in 1989 to Lady Beauchamp, mistress of Madresfield
The Pattern in the Carpet, by Margaret Drabble
The Music Room, by William Fiennes
Collections of Nothing, by William Davies King
Survivors of a Kind, by Brian Bond
My Judy Garland Life, by Susie Boyt
The Hugo Young Papers: Thirty Years of British Politics — Off the Record, by Hugo Young, edited by Ion Trewin