In This Issue


•    Brendan Beary is tempted by pedigree --
•    Alison Brackenbury keeps her misgivings to herself --
•    Karen Doherty almost lays bare a dark secret …
•    and Gillian Ewing seems to be about to experience one --     
•    Bill Greenwell reveals a surprising invitation from Sylvia Plath --
•    Andy Jackson worships at the Cathedral of Retail --
•    Julie Kane dreams of “if only …” --
•    Geoff Lander lets fly at Bankers --
•    Tim Love is wistful about books and the written word -- especially his own --
•    Rosemary Nice relocates several edible animals --
•    D A Prince points out one advantage of doing bird --
•    Susan Richardson finds sleep difficult --
•    Lynn Roberts brings ingenious scholarship (Go on, check out the original!) to the modern re-telling of a tale of Classical voyeurism --
•    Mae Scanlan relates the fate of a selection of Nursery fauna and a serving wench’s nose --
•    Paul Stevens reveals his need for an urgent cure --
•    Leo Vincent evicts a reader of A E Housman - (Wot no house, man?) --
•    Sarah Willans gets that old sinking feeling --
•    Masha Woollard is not a reliable substitute for Ground Force --
 
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