I put this up late yesterday as a comment but then it seemed to vanish into nowhere. Thanks for both public and anon entries to the “what is Romantic” tiebreaker. Good answers all round (this includes the one that came anon). I like the way Mr Taradash brings Mills & Boone into this. Reading his and Ossian’s definitions, it does stretch the brain a little to figure out how we get from the Romantics to Chick Lit. But I think the phrase “limp-wristed heroism of the Celtic twilight ” swings it, really. So the winner is…. Ossian.
Well done Ossian, will be in touch to schedule delivery of your copy of Punk Fiction.