Britain’s parents are still recoiling from news that London’s latest university, the New College of the Humanities (NCH), will charge £18,000 ($28,000) a year for a syllabus that embraces ‘science literacy, critical thinking, logic and applied ethics’ but does not include creative writing.

Given that all the world wants to pen a blockbuster - or, more profitably, be Sarah Palin’s ghost-writer - this oversight is odd. There’s a lot of money to be made offering courses in creative w...
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