Carl Miller is not one of the founding editors of the London Review of Books, though he hopes one day to capitalize on a brief moment of orthographic confusion. In the meantime he is hard at work on The Sweetest Taboo: A Field Guide to Purple Prose, which promises to reveal to interested parties the fine distinctions separating the baroque from the rococo. Contact him at email@example.com.
Hours in a Lavatory: The Quiet Enthusiasms of Mark Girouard
JUDGING BY HIS C.V., Mark Girouard is something of a toff. (That term doesn't translate succinctly from the British but ...