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Lost Larkin Tapes

PUBLISHED: February 14, 2006

The London Telegraph reports that a collection of lost recordings of Philip Larkin have been found in the attic of a former BBC sound engineer—who recorded the British poet in his garage studio. The engineer’s son jokes with the Yorkshire Post Today that Larkin sounds like a “stuffy old librarian” and adds that he hasn’t decided what to do with the tapes “other than a light-hearted suggestion from someone that I put them on eBay.” But not to worry, Larkin fans; he also says, “I’d quite like to see them published.” So would we.

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