Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me: An unrequited literary love laid bare in all its ugliness

University lecturer Monica Jones wooed the poet Philip Larkin in vain for decades. Now a new book reveals the extent of her all-consuming anger and self-pity

16th May, 2021
Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me: An unrequited literary love laid bare in all its ugliness
Philip Larkin and Monica Jones. Picture: estate of Philip Larkin

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Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me: Her Life and Long Loves

By John Sutherland

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