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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Archie Markham remembered

Thanks to Antilles reader Alastair Bird for pointing me to two recent obituaries of E.A. Markham; one, unsigned, published a few days ago in the Telegraph, and the other by Peter Fraser in yesterday's UK Guardian. Fraser includes this tidbit:

Normally efficient, especially in his writing, he seemed to attract things that went awry, whether they involved banks, transport, institutions or the West Indies cricket team. In time, these mishaps settled into anecdotes for others and often stories or poems for him. Perhaps this was the world demonstrating to him that it too could go against the grain. Characteristically, he supported Arsenal while most of his family backed West Ham.

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