I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all . . . like an opera.
W B Yeats
Well, it’s certainly getting rather operatic, and grimly amusing, in the columns of the Oxford Mail at the moment.
Backstory, via Rachel: the Oxford Mail carried a splash news story about Felicity Jane Lowde, recently convicted of harassing Rachel through a vicious and sustained campaign of cyberstalking, Internet hunt for cyber stalker’. The paper also carried a thundering editorial, ‘No Mercy for Cyber Stalker’, which starts
”Spare no sympathy for Felicity Jane Loude.
This despicable woman from Oxford can protest all she likes, but the fact is that she is a convicted criminal.
They also carry a story about another of Ms Lowde’s victims, Daniel Hart.
Anyway, Ms Lowde has added the Oxford Mail to her list of enemies, and, writing under a number of assumed names, makes her views very clear indeed in the comments to the editorial in her inimitable manner. Others take issue with her, and … well, read the rest and see.
Seriously, though, this woman clearly needs help, and it must be appalling for her family. Someone must know where she is, surely to God; loyalty to friends is all very well, but neither her psychological nor her legal problems are going to go away while she’s still at large.