Congratulations to Adam Trimingham for a fine memorial piece on Oscar Wilde.

In fairness to the troublesome Bosie, however, some of his poems were unusually good.

He spent his last weeks at Monks Farmhouse, whose chimneys I can see from my kitchen window.

Someone told me there is a local Lord Alfred Douglas memorial society too.

Strangely, there is no Lancing Writers' Group, despite links to Anna Sewell (of Black Beauty fame) as well as Bosie, Ted Walker, Trelawney and others. Anyone game to form one in Lancing please contact me.

-Bel Bailey, Monks Court, North Road, Lancing