It’s been the worst of times – with e-mail slow down at our hosting company because of a new anti-spam system – and the best of times, with amazing progress on all too many fronts, especially with our China publications. All this, combined with the suggestion of a cold as well as the tantalizing hints of spring in the air, have made me a little intense. (Other people in the office doubtlessly have other ways to describe my tone!) I’ve resisted writing a post about a bizarre experience last week with a big big publisher, because I would really have been too scathing about them. Instead, I’m going to exhibit another vice, vanity, by showing the promotional page for the Guardian Review, described as offering â€œcomprehensiveness and authority with flair, accessibility and wit.â€ That’s my story about the T.S. Eliot Letters you see as the illustration. One of these days I plan to find a little time to write more about literary things – but for now it’s all China and sustainability, subjects I don’t suppose Eliot gave much thought to.