Author's note: An interview with the author of those gems of the domestic genre, Songs from the Mangle and While the Bath Water Boils. (appears under title)
A parody providing pseudo-biographical details about a fictional poet, Hannah Allport. Written in the style of an interview which takes place at the home of Mrs Allport, the text includes 'extracts' of nonsensical poetry.
Variant spelling of character's name: 'Allport' appears consistently throughout body of story and has also been listed in title on contents page. However, 'Alport' appears in title/running title on pages 16 and 78.
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