PHOTO : Beryl Cavallini has teamed with Betjeman
and Barton to create a uniquely elegant temple to fine tea in the heart of style-conscious Milan.
The poet and critic John Betjeman
and the visual artist John Piper were good friends for much of their adult lives.
But many of these bring to mind John Summerson's perceptive remark when asked by Betjeman
if he would weigh in and help save the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras: 'Every time I look at the building I'm consumed with admiration in the cleverness of the detail and every time I leave it I wonder why as a whole it is so nauseating'.
would no doubt turn in his grave at some of the modern monstrosities that have sprung up, but there are still plenty of reminders of its past.
met Miss Dunn while working at the Ministry of Information in the 1930s.
John Lycett-Green, the grandson of late Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman
, said he could not understand why the brothers want to fight in Iraq.
I have admiration for the work of the late Sir John Betjeman
and reading the latest biography of his life was spoilt at the start when the author A.
This has also been true of postwar England's bestselling poet, John Betjeman
He was also an erudite antiquarian, a wonderful companion for, say, visiting old churches: as a student, he himself had been shown round most of the City of london churches by Sir John Betjeman
, poet laureate and canonizer of a certain traditional vision of English life, whom he revered.
The schedule of top stations starts with London Paddington, a Brunel masterpiece, and ends at St Pancras, where the poet Betjeman
is celebrated with a larger-than-life statue.
The Thames Valley town of Slough, famously vilified by poet Sir John Betjeman
, was voted the least-romantic destination in the country.
Not only, as John Betjeman
would have said, "for the shining ones who dwell, safe in the Dorchester Hotel".