Lucy Vickery

‘Around the House in 80 Days’ and other titles for lockdown

Shirley Maclaine and David Niven in Michael Anderson’s 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days. Credit: United Artists/Kobal/Shutterstock

In Competition No. 3149 you were invited to tweak an existing book or poem title for lockdown and provide an excerpt from the resulting work.

This excellent challenge, suggested by a reader, produced a vast entry and some cracking titles, including Masefield’s ‘Cabin Fever’ and Jane Austen’s Compulsion, as well as several variations on ‘Come Not into the Garden Maud’.

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