Christopher Ricks, 2 August 1984
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Lilibet: An Account in Verse of the Early Years of the Queen until the Time of her Accession by Her Majesty.
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“... who run this very contemporary show: Miles Kington and Russell Davies, Alan Coren and Clive James, Malcolm Bradbury and George Melly. The parodied A’s have it: Douglas Adams (hitchhiking through a galaxy of fading stars), Woody Allen, Kingsley Amis, Anon, John Aubrey, Auden and Ayckbourn. An Auden parody is called ‘Self-Congratulatory Ode ...’, but ...”