She Stopes to Conquer

Joan Smith, writing in the February 2020 edition of the Literary Review: It’s a surprise to discover that [Marie] Stopes was an enthusiastic playwright and even had a play, bizarrely entitled Our Ostriches, performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1923. […] Another Stopes script drew a sharp rejoinder from George Bernard Shaw: ‘Short of…

LRB chortles

The latest edition of the London Review of Books contains an unprecedented number of chortles. By which, I mean two.