Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Phantom Menace

Phantom Menace

When the writer James Lasdun spurned the advances of a former student, she embarked on a vicious online campaign to destroy his reputation and ruin his life. Seven years on, with no let-up in the abuse, he tells Richard Grant why he chose to describe the ordeal in a book.