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Put ma’am on my radar and I’ll pop you into bed with Abba



Put ma’am on my radar and I’ll pop you into bed with Abba

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

Beware of poems that come in the night. 

In my case that means beware the person who is in my company when I’ve crossed the half-a-glass-of-ethanol-too-many line and start hauling dusty old volumes of poetry off the shelf for tearful renderings of my half-remembered favourites.

I won’t regale you with any of these now (suffice it to say Larkin figures large) because I’m writing in the middle of the afternoon and that half-a-league limit is still some way from being breached...

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