William Shakespeare

Wednesday 25 February 2015

IN the annals of literature Thomas Bowdler is undoubtedly best known for giving us the verb 'to bowdlerise', which means to take a book and cleanse it of everything that is deemed indelicate.

Thursday 29 January 2015

WHEN I read the story about the poet who failed an examination question on his own poem ("Poetic justice, maybe?", Herald Diary, January 27)", I was reminded of a verse about a similar incident in the Victorian era.