Tarantula's Web: John Hayward, T.S. Eliot and their Circle
Michael Russell, £19.95 hb, 351 pp, 9780859553247
Private Eye said of Stephen Spender that he wasn’t so much famous as that he knew a lot of famous people. They might have said the same of John Hayward. His editorial and scholarly work notwithstanding, it’s doubtful that a biography of him would have been written had it not been for his close friendship with the premier poet of the twentieth century, T.S. Eliot.