By MICHAEL CAINES
A few years ago, the Observer published a sublimely wayward list of Britain's "top" 300 intellectuals. Here one learned that the little-known Indian economist Amartya Sen and even lesser-known Irish poet Seamus Heaney were British, while one writer was included whose death in 1995 apparently presented no obstacle to her cutting a "public figure" in 2011: the restlessly inventive novelist and campaigner for author and animal rights alike, Brigid Brophy.
Now it's twenty years since Brophy died, and it still remains fair to say that she deserves wider recognition. But that's not exactly saying anything new . . .