Laurence Whistler’s story of his five-year marriage to Jill Furse before her sudden early death has achieved a classic quality. Despite the tragedy of its ending the lasting impression is of two lives lived to the full in supreme happiness. Jill Furse was remarkable for many gifts; beauty, acting, poetry and above all gaiety and courage. This edition includes her poems.
‘One of the most sustainedly beautiful [prose] poems I have read for a long time.’ Lord David Cecil,
‘One of the most moving prose threnodies ever written.’
‘One of the most poignant love stories in the English language.’
‘Certain to have a permanent place in the literature of love.’