When Marc Behm died a few years ago, this was the only obituary that he received in England. I had been watching Help! and wondered what had become of hime, only to find that he had recently, quietly, died. A distinctive talent: seek him out.
I owe the idea to Eleanor Bron, who got it from a colleague of her brother “who has the happy ability to transmit his passionate enthusiasms to his friends, often in tangible form”. He gave her a copy of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Sadako at the end of [...]