He named his six best books for the Daily Express. One book on the list:
THE DOG BENEATH THE SKINRead about another book on Morris' list.
by WH Auden & Christopher Isherwood
Faber, print on demand, £12
As a schoolboy my discovery of Auden’s writings fed my need both for fantasy and the detached observation of human oddities. I loved his description of suburban properties as “Villas… isolated from one another like cases of fever. To each a lean-to shed, containing a well-oiled engine of escape.”