'It's all tied together in plots that took Wodehouse up to two years to develop, but only three months to write. His stories take us on a visit to a world of stately homes, private chefs, private incomes and leisured ease.'
'A poet who does not figure in my childhood anthology but who has become very important for me in adulthood is Emily Dickinson. If Dylan Thomas introduces you to intoxication, Dickinson shows you how to distill it.'
Duncan Forbes describes the challenges and consolations of translating poetry and how it can help us to gain an insight into earlier times, distant cultures and other minds.