chapter  2
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London, England: V. S. Naipaul, Doris Lessing and

ByJanet Frame

Dan Jacobson arrived in London from South Africa in 1954, with ambitions to become a writer. On disembarking at Dover, his first action was to buy copies of The Times and New Statesman. Years later he remembers feeling

with gratification, after years of handling only the overseas editions, the thickness of the paper between my fingers; with the same gratification I saw the dateline on the papers to be the actual date, not that of two or three weeks before. So I was in England, truly in England at last.