So today we learned of the passing of prize winning novelist V S Naipaul.

When reading all the inevitable eulogies, spare a thought for his late wife Pat, whom he used and abused for many years. In a Telegraph article he even admits his cruel treatment of her may have hastened her early death.

Pat Naipaul was a talented historian, and my History teacher in the 1960s at Haberdashers Askes Hatcham Girls School. At a school reunion a month ago, we were discussing how sweet she was, and how badly used and abused by her husband as we knew even then. So as all the regrets at his passing are expressed, remember there are always two sides to a story.

R.I.P Lady Pat Naipaul



My goodness I just read that Telegraph article. So sad that she wasn't able to leave him. 


I thought he was a brilliant writer and a pig of a man.