Our attention was recently drawn to a 1985 review by the great critic John Bayley (husband of Iris Murdoch) of the 1984 Boydell reissue of The Fountain. As it is one of the very rare discussions of Morgan in that decade, we reprint it here, on the Old News page. It is curious to see how Bayley on the one hand genuinely recognises the sheer quality of Morgan's writing yet on the other hand seems mesmerised by issues of social class. Still, it is heartening to see this early sign of the Morgan renaissance.
Roger Kuin, stumbling webmaster and lifelong admirer of Morgan's writing.