Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Enid Blyton: A gay sign to simple Peter McKay

The deranged, alcohol-sozzled homophobe Peter McKay – masquerading as the Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle (banned in Irish editions on the grounds of irrelevance) – casts an aspersion on Radio 4's Today host James Naughtie for admitting to reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books as a boy. McKay writes that Naughtie’s co-host Ed Stourton affected “astonishment” at the revelation – “Being posh, class-conscious Ed will have remembered they were once considered ‘common’ by grand families.” He then adds that perhaps Ed thinks Jim’s literary tastes were once “effete”.

I don’t think so. Why, only yesterday - as chance would have it - I was reading an Orion interview with one of Stourton’s close friends, Nicholas Coleridge – MD of Conde Nast and the world’s worst novelist – who confesses to reading “200 Enid Blytons” as a brat. You don’t get much posher than Coleridge this side of the royal enclosure - and as we all know, birds of a feather flock together. And while Coleridge maybe a little effete for party posing purposes (makes one seem ageless) he is a confirmed cock-cunter. So, I suggest McKay finds another superstition in his gentle vendetta against "posh Ed".


Duralex said...

Only children were reading "The famous five" and "Secret Seven" in the fifties. I did too (much later of course) and I actually don't see what's effete in it.

Almost everyone is reading "Harry Potter" now. It would be way more worrying if Mr McKay admitted he reads it as well...

Alastair said...

Please can we have more articles on Mr Coleridge and Mr Grieg