An eighteenth-century subscription library in London* divided its readers into four categories: the Sedate, the Historian, the Theatrical Amateur, and the Gay and Volatile.
If I can destroy the blockage which has made Hooting Yard fall silent in recent days, I shall devise a quiz so you can work out which type of reader you are.
*NOTE : Not the London Library (see above).
In my formative years, whenever I found myself at an impasse, my granny would say:
‘Why don’t you draw a nice picture of a horsey?’
I suspect, in your current malaise, this advice may be less than helpful…
(and I still can’t get the legs right…)
I put it down to that Bombus in your bonnet.
‘And no more turn aside and brood
Upon (Fry’s) bitter mystery.’
Ah, that’s all it is. I was worrying that Stephen Fry had you bumped off.