The London Evening Standard
• JOSEPHINE Hart’s Poetry Hour at the British Library last night featured Dame Eileen Atkins and Jeremy Irons reading T S Eliot’s Four Quartets. Appreciative members of the audience included Hart’s agent Ed Victor, actor Max Irons, former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker and TLS editor Sir Peter Stothard.
Novelist Hart said that such was her idolatry of TS Eliot that she was "giddy with delight" on discovering any similarities with her hero – apparently like her he struggled to give titles to his work.
The abandoned working title for the Four Quartets was the Kensington Quartets. Hart also shares with Eliot an irrational fear of "cows and heights."
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Dame Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Irons and Josephine Hart
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