Sunday 24 September 2017

David Robbins: Though I work in the shadow of the valley of the trolls, I will fear no angry emails

David Robbins

There is a certain advantage to writing a small and seldom-read column tucked away in the corner of an inside page of a supplement which is in turn tucked inside the main paper.

Such relative anonymity means that I am not often, to borrow Oscar Wilde's phrase, "exposed to comment".

In an age when readers of the internet edition at least can "like", "dislike" and post their comments below articles, I lead a relatively sheltered online life.

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