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What kind of son was Philip Larkin? The TLS's poetry editor Alan Jenkins finds insight in some of the 4,000-odd letters and postcards the poet sent home to his "Mop" and "Pop"; Helen Macdonald, the author of H is for Hawk, tells us more than we could ever hope to know about pigeons and pigeon fanciers; Norma Clarke considers the internet artist Cold War Steve, whose ‘furious absurdism’ has won him some 192.8K Twitter followers, and ponders connections with the eighteenth-century satires of Hogarth and Gillray


Letters Home, 1936–1977, by Philip Larkin, edited by James Booth

Homing: On pigeons, dwellings, and why we return, by Jon Day 

Cold War Steve Presents...The Festival of Brexit, by Cold War Steve

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