Tagged with literary fraud

Harvest Home, Monmouthshire, 1796

This is from a wonderful book I’ve just discovered, The Diary of a Farmer’s Wife 1796-1797 account of a single year written by Anne Hughes who lived in the remote countryside near Chepstow, Monmouthshire. It’s wonderful as it is written in her dialect, which is sending my spellchecker into meltdown, but you can hear the speech … Continue reading

Misunderstandings and Bannings

Misunderstandings and Bannings

One of the great literary events ever was the Ern Mally Hoax. Two  bored poets created him during their world War II national service, in Australia, as a protest against modern poetry. They wrote to the poetry magazine ‘Angry Penguins’ pretending to be the sister of rrecently deceased Ern, offering some poems she had found … Continue reading