11 JANUARY 1992, Page 37

No. 1712: Secrets of the deep

Martin Fagg helpfully suggests that a blank verse soliloquy by the ghost of Robert Maxwell would make an intriguing com- petition. Over to you. Maximum 16 lines. Those of you who want to be Browninges- que, in the manner of 'Bishop Blougram's Apology' or `Mr Sludge "The Medium" ', are not discouraged. Entries to 'Competi- tion No. 1712' by 24 January.