The Daily Telegraph columnist 'Peter Simple' died yesterday at the age of 92. He was born Michael Bernard Nathan in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but later changed his name to Michael Wharton (his mother's maiden name) when he signed up for the Royal Artillery on the outbreak of the Second World War.
The surrealistic world of Peter Simple created by Michael Wharton provided his loyal readers, of which I was one, with much innocent amusement for many years. I will miss him.
You can read his full obituary in the Telegraph here.