The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Dudley Moore, the British-born actor, comic, composer and musician, was born in London on 19 April 1935. As an organ scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, he also developed his skills as a jazz pianist. His music became overshadowed by his career in acting, films and comedy.
Dudley Moore died in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA on 27 March 2002, aged sixty-six.