“My father’s mother, Deborah Slovis, was a shortish, dumpy old lady with a disposition so genial that even her own children quite liked her. By the time I became aware of the world, she had already settled into the final role of her career, an obese matriarch swathed in long, shapeless black dresses which somehow gave her the aspect of a pantomime charlady.” Benny Green, jazz musician, cricket enthusiast, broadcaster, raconteur.