Saturday 25 June 2022

They May Not Mean To

It is said that John Keats, Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen and Philip Larkin are to be "taken off" the GCSE syllabus.

All that I am saying is that way back in the last century, I did English Literature all the way to A-level during the fourth term of a Conservative Government. I was in the Upper Sixth before I ever did Larkin, and I never did any of the others.

If Mail readers would want their August-born offspring, weeks or even days after having turned 14, to come home with Larkin, then they have obviously never read him.


  1. Zahawi should be asked to recite some lines from any of them and explain what they meant.