00:17, 30 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:29, 30 November 2012
Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles?
"Should late chums novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles? Letters they wrote to each other indicate an interest in underage girls.
Says literary reviewer Christopher Hart: ‘Some of the letters housed in the Bodleian Library contain fantasies about girls aged between 12 and 16.
Perhaps they should be put on some post-mortem Jimmy Savile register, along with Elvis Presley, Edgar Allan Poe, Romeo [of Juliet fame], and quite a few others.’"