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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney by Kate Kennedy reviewed
By Andrew Motion
The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941-1966 by Clinton Heylin reviewed
Philip Larkin: Letters Home, 1936–1977 reviewed
Approximately Bob Dylan
The short, unhappy life of Ivor Gurney — wounded, gassed and driven insane
A little of Philip Larkin’s letters goes a long way
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.