Jean Hartley, the Yorkshire housewife who discovered the poems of Philip Larkin, has died aged 78. Having founded the Marvell Press from her two-up, two-down cottage next door to a fish and chip shop in Hessle with her husband George, she struck up an unlikely and enduring relationship with the man who was to go on to become Britain’s most popular poet. (via Woman who helped launch Larkin dies - News, Books - The Independent)

Jean Hartley, the Yorkshire housewife who discovered the poems of Philip Larkin, has died aged 78. Having founded the Marvell Press from her two-up, two-down cottage next door to a fish and chip shop in Hessle with her husband George, she struck up an unlikely and enduring relationship with the man who was to go on to become Britain’s most popular poet. (via Woman who helped launch Larkin dies - News, Books - The Independent)

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