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22 Jan

Farewell to a best friend

With Terry Jones' death I have of course lost one of my best friends, but on the other hand I'm happy for the blessed release for him and the loving family who have been caring for him so well since the dementia struck. The sadness will pass: what Terry leaves behind is a host of happy memories for me and my family, who have known him too all these years - and loved him. George Lucas brought us together when he got me to persuade Terry to direct an episode of...

07 Jan

Gavin Scott Presents: Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

Welcome to the latest edition of Gavin Scott Presents, a selection of my favourite prose and poetry. This week, “To His Coy Mistress”, by Andrew Marvell, who came from my home town of Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire. The poem is packed with phrases you’ll instantly recognise because other people have snapped them up to insert in their own works, starting with the first line “had we but world and time enough” and going on to the remark that “the grave’s a fine and private place”. The poem as a whole...