Sun 24 May 2009, The Observer

Revealed: the remarkable tale of TS Eliot's late love affair

By Robert McCrum
After his turbulent first marriage, TS Eliot was cautious about embarking on a new romance. But he counted without the passion of Valerie Fletcher, more than 30 years his junior, obsessed by him and his work, and determined to be his wife. Now 82, she has given Robert McCrum exclusive access to the scrapbooks they made together, full of tender mementoes of their love
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