“Famously, Abraham Lincoln said, ‘Whatever you are, be a good one, and I think we can agree that, whatever they are, today’s winners are very good ones indeed. My warm congratulations to all of them.” HRH the Duchess of Cornwall at The Oldie of the Year Awards held at The Savoy 19 October
At 83, Roger McGough is our much-loved ‘patron saint of poetry’ (according to Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate). This year, he confronted the dark times of COVID with a new volume of poems called Safety in Numbers: ‘Safety in numbers? Not any more/ The room starts to fill/ I’m out of the door.’
Welcome to the Oldie blog. Every day, new articles will come cascading in from every direction.