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Andrew Brown is mistaken in believing that if Charles Cotton 'is remebered at all today, it is because of the later sections of the Compleat Angler' (6 May). Though no complete edition of Cotton's poetry has yet appeared, there have been two selections: by John Beresford (1923) and John Buxton (1958).

As I suggested in the introduction to a short compilation of his verse which I made for Radio 3 in 1981, Cotton - who wrote at a time of increasing neo-classical confusion in poetry - is now widely read for his refreshingly quirky, individual tone of voice.

Michael Graham-Dixon


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