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'Here Comes a Chopper to Chop off your Head': the scariness of children's literature.

'Sacrifices on the Altar of Art': W.E. Aytoun makes fun of the 'Spasmodic' poets. (see Extracts page)

'Tepid Praise': Robert Aytoun, 17th century poet.

'Love Is - Albumen in Hot Water': A reluctant landlady and her lodger in Sarah Waters' The Paying Guests; style in Lawrence's The Rainbow.

'Poets in the Valley of Flowers': poetic associations with Strata Florida Abbey.

'Prose Verse Alle All Is Naughte': the Shakespeare forgeries of William-Henry Ireland. (see Extracts page)

'A Petard for Drabness': Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage; an early plea for a National Theatre.

'You've Drawn It, Leonardo - Now Build It': the poetry of a phonograph designer.

'Social Death': blackmailing towards respectability - two unscrupulous women in Oscar Wilde and Maria Edgeworth.

'Topknot or Not to Topknot': a controversy over hairstyles in 17th century broadsides.

'Mercury Rising': the c.v. of the god of tricksters.