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ONLY FIVE IN SCOTLAND

There are only five subscribers to Ambit in Scotland. Perhaps all five were lurking in the audience at the celebration of the 200th issue at the CCA Writers' Centre in Glasgow last Thursday. But I have a plan to boost their number . . .

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ROYAL MAIL GIVES AWAY FREE STAMPS!

The snow had all sorts of effects here in Scotland (another three inches busy glittering this morning). It closed schools and colleges for several days. It led to "accidents on untreated roads". It led to more "untreated roads". In fact, the road where we live has not yet had a treat.

However, there were some beneficial effects, too. Among these was the free stamps.

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IF I DON'T MAKE MY MEANING PLAIN

'Oh now I have hit it,' said Don Quixote; 'thou wouldst say thou art so docile, tractable, and gentle that thou wilt take what I say to thee, and submit to what I teach thee.'

Except there are many Sancho-Panza Poets who won't.

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THE WORD ON THE GRATTON STREET

Have you forgotten the Sphinx FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS section of the website? Check out latest interview with pamphlet publisher, Ian Davidson.

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Frances Cornford needed in November

 

Thick snow here, as most of the east coast of the UK. What's needed is a bit of Frances Cornford:

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WISDOM COMES WITH WINTERS

Or so, allegedly, said Oscar Wilde. As snow gusts past my window, so does the flurry of tasks for this morning.

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