A short history of A. Kindergarten drawing books: A is for Apple. A&M, childhood of non-inclusive hymns. Craven-A, nemesis of many an alpha male. So many continents start with A: Australia, Africa… Learning to grasp, or grasping to learn, the centre of modern history: A-Bomb. Exam results, here and there, A-, A, A+. A-sides of T-Rex. AIDS. The A-Team, unwatchable eighties TV. Exhibit A: the certificate that says so. Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh, Mr Gibbon: another ream of A4. AGM, that time of the year, again? Trickle-downs idolise their Triple-A rating. More Q’s than A’s. Ah, April again. Alleluia.