Many celebrities have favoured The Aldeburgh Bookshop. The ‘trend’ was started by Benjamin Britten. Records show the last thing he bought was probably a diary. Sadly, he probably never used it: the composer died weeks before New Year.
Did you ever step from a sandy beach and sink into the deep-pile carpet of a luxurious seaside hotel complete with chandeliers, soaring staircases and a piano-player tinkling the ivories? (Places like the old Grand at Southwold, say.) Steven Russell on a golden age