I think we were the first that ever burst into Bumpus’s for Close Ups that lay in a pile very visible just inside the door Began reading in the street & were so thrilled that we fell into the nearest tea-shop & sat down. I read, running breathless in the wake of the contributors, sometimes crawling after them on my knees. Alan too ran, but kept the upright & breath for cheering and for criticism. The Lord be with you all. A great day.
- The first edition of Close Up was the July 1927 number. It was to run for six years.
- John and Edward Bumpus Ltd. had a bookshop at 350 Oxford Street in central London.