"But She Ought to be Careful in Vienna..."

"Sometimes there would be a pianist, tinkering – over and over again – with the ‘Harry Lime theme’ from the film the third man; it seemed to be the signature tune of Spare at that period, and hearing it now fills me with nostalgia"

- Steffi Grant recounting early meetings with Spare in pubs and Gin palaces in south London in the early fifties, taken from “Borough Satyr, The Life and Work of Austin Osman Spare”, 2005, and First published in “Zos Speaks”, 1999