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Only Connect by Robert Mighall

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preface:

A Tale of Two CVs

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I’ll start by sharing my own story. Or, rather, ‘stories’.

For some years now I’ve maintained two CVs. The first tells how I was once a fellow in English Literature at an Oxford College, and then the editor of the Penguin Classics series. It lists the books I have written, including an academic study of Victorian Gothic fiction (of interest to about 100 people on the planet); a biography of the Romantic poet John Keats; and my introductions to works by the likes of Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. There’s also a cultural history of sunshine I wrote about an obsession of mine. But like everything on this CV, it has ...

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