By Ian Sansom

Ian Sansom

Ian Sansom is a novelist and critic. He is the Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College Dublin. His most recent book is Essex Poison (HarperCollins, 2017).


The Universal Key

The Universal Key     My father collected keys. He’d always collected keys, from childhood. He had thousands. Maybe more – tens of thousands. But of course the one key that he was looking for had always eluded his grasp. His collection was never complete. There were some keys – important collectors’ keys – that…