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Mary Wellesley: Living in Her Own Grave

23 May 2019
Hermits and Anchorites in England, 1200-1550 
edited by E.A. Jones.
Manchester, 232 pp., £18.99, January 2019, 978 1 5261 2723 5
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... she would have had to kneel daily in her own grave.’ There is a body of medieval literature about the anchoritic life, as well as a wealth of documentary evidence, much of it collected in E.A.Jones’s new volume Hermits and Anchorites in England, 1200-1550. It often makes for grim reading. Anchoresses were required to remain in their cells (on average 12 feet square); any windows were covered ...

Boss of the Plains

D.A.N. Jones

19 May 1983
The Boy Scout Handbook and Other Observations 
by Paul Fussell.
Oxford, 284 pp., £9.95, January 1983, 0 19 503102 4
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... ironical’ in the old Socratic sense – asking a silly question to provoke a silly answer. But no. Fussell seems to be quite serious. He is wearing his ‘Boss of the Plains’ hat. He appends an exam paper, listing examples of Greene’s casual and Shakespearian handling of proverbial phrases, singulars and plurals, who and whom. He instructs his imaginary candidates: ‘Correct the grammar! ...
23 June 1994
... misedited sound-bites, bred and spilled: the corpse gardens of Gloucester, a cult of Hell’s Angels, racist shenanigans in local politics, meningitis, necrotising fasciitis. The birthplace of Brian Jones. The malign triangulation of royal residences.Meat and drink to Home who is gleefully stomping the bollocks out of what he perceives to be an effete and self-regarding culture. He gives the name of ...

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