A first kiss with Laurie

December 7, 2001

Poet Roger McGough last week revealed the identity of the person with whom he shared his first kiss. Step forward Laurie Taylor, the man who brought you Professor Lapping, his long-suffering secretary Maureen and the ever-absent Dr Piercemuller.

Poet and wag were schoolboys at St Mary's College in Crosby. Writing in the Times Educational Supplement , McGough recalled playing the Princess of Cleves in the school play, with Laurie Taylor as his prince.

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