"Girls like literacy, and boys like maths." Thus sprake the New Ninja Bomber this week. I was a little put out by this, demanding as I do, the Trivium and the Quadrivium. How did we ever imagine that artes liberales in primary schools would be safe in the hands of Mr Balls?
Given this, I attended the party to launch the organisation of October's 2008 Wimbldeon Bookfest, in a sombre frame of mind. I expected it to be a small affair, but - lo - it was packed to the gills, there was free booze, and they will be doing more stuff for kids this year.
Books are in the rudest of health in SW19.
Trebles all round!