This is my favourite quote from the article by Cole Morton (The Telegraph 27th April 2014) when he's talking about writing poetry, which he used to do on the train on the way to places when his phone was switched off.
"Lord Williams is now working on a new collection. He writes by hand, and talks of the pain of striking out whole stanzas. “It’s the 'killing your children’ moment. You think, 'Oh, this is clever. This is clever. No it’s not, it’s b*llocks’.”
I think he is celebrating his freedom.
I have a friend who has hand-crafted beautiful knitted versions of all the Archbishops of Canterbury as a creative side line to her job as a librarian at Lambeth Palace. I think I will have to buy one of Rowan, Lord Williams.
Lydney factoid: More of a Cirencester factoid really. Did you know that the Bathurst family (Cirencester branch) became owners/ managers of the Morning Star, which became the Daily Telegraph, at a very interesting moment in history? The letters from Lady Bathurst to the editor and replies preceding and during the First World War have been collected in a book called, "The Rasp of War".