Loving; Living; Party Going, Henry Green

You should obviously be both reading these three, basically perfect English novels, and constantly trawling the interview archives at The Paris Review.

But, ultimately, it is the moment of perfection in which this two magnificent creations overlap that must occupy us:

This is now how I picture the foundational myths for Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, and Upstairs, Downstairs, obviously.

(The Paris Review, 1958)

Seriously! 1958!