I can't remember when I started to read the marvellous The Age of Uncertainty, but I rather think it cant have been long after I began writing Mrs Trefusis.
The Age of Uncertainty is the work of a fellow book obsessive, so it's hardly surprising that it's one of my favourites.
The Age of Uncertainty is the work of a fellow book obsessive, so it's hardly surprising that it's one of my favourites. Formerly of Ottakars and Waterstone's, Steerforth now has his own antiquarian and secondhand book business, and has entertained and beguiled me over the last six or so years with beautiful posts about photographs and postcards tucked inside books, long forgotten by their owners, of offbeat, bonkers, mass-market paperbacks from the fifties, and his wonderful pastiche of Ladybird books. Steerforth is eloquent and erudite, with a dry, ironical wit which I'm sure you'll find as appealing as I do.
Thank you. Steerforth, I hope to see you and Mrs Steerforth at the Andrew O'Hagan Books That Built me in March.