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Diary

James Runcie’s diary: A Willie’s shock at the SNP

Plus: Book-tour fashion; the language of the election; and a coffee with J.K. Rowling

9 May 2015

9:00 AM

9 May 2015

9:00 AM

I am writing a play about Dr Johnson and his Dictionary. It will be performed in Scotland later this year. Five out of the great man’s six helpers were Scots (the only Englishman, V.J. Peyton, was considered a fool and a drunkard) and it’s timely to think of all those Scotsmen working away to consolidate the English language while their descendants try to define the general election.

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