Looking back on the life and work of Llewela Jones (1920-1968). Anthony Burgess’s first wife, born Llewela Jones and later known as Lynne, would have celebrated her 100th birthday on 24 November 2020. Many readers are familiar with the portrait of her given by Burgess in his two volumes of autobiography, Little Wilson and Big […]

Many of Anthony Burgess’s experiences ran parallel to those of JB Priestley, the Bradford-born novelist, playwright and broadcaster. Both northern writers, they infiltrated the literary establishment and went on to prolific success as novelists. Both men also had a love of music, which is reflected in their work, and both men had political views that […]