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January 1, 2009 ... The editors would like to thank Stephen Colclough, Ian Gregson, Peter Kitson, Clare McManus, Andrew Moor, and Samantha Rayner for their suggestions and for reading some of the material. We are grateful to Helen Lucas of the English...

January 1, 2009 ... THE IMAGE of the creative artist was once of someone who rose above his circumstances. Indeed, their biographers often dwelt fondly on situations the rest of us might find dispiriting or distracting, from garrets to boot-blacking factories....

Gubbins at a desk: Auden's Cave.
January 1, 2009 ... What the World Likes There you go, writers all the time--the kind of people who are forever at home. Gubbins at a desk. It would do you good to understand that very few people give tuppence for your Mr Eliot, plus all the...

Literary limelight: the Laureateship.(Interview)
January 1, 2009 ... GRAEME HARPER interviews ANDREW MOTION GH: If somebody says to you that they'd like to talk about your 'creative environment,' what are your immediate thoughts? AM: What do you mean, 'creative environment'? That's my first question....

A bed of one's own: Margaret Oliphant.
January 1, 2009 ... THE HALF-CENTURY SPAN of Oliphant's writing career witnessed extraordinary transformations to the world she wrote in, about, and for. In one of her last articles for Blackwood's Magazine, "Tis Sixty years Since,' she used the occasion of...