One of the many pleasures of this book are the unexpected links around the world. I’ve been contacted by Karl Orend of the Henry Miller journal, Nexus, asking me to send an extract from the book to his journal, which I have done. Nancy adored Henry Milller. He was just the kind of larger-than-life, extrovert, anarchic character that she liked best, and she seems to have brought out a tenderness in him that is perhaps a side of him that should be better known. And of course, she appears in his book, Colossus of Maroussi, which many (including me, though I haven’t read everything he wrote) think is his best.