The Compositor was a publication that both Dr. Bustard and Sister M. Floradora wrote letters to, discussing the latter's poem, "Lament for Saint Floradora" (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 80).
A compositor is a person who sets type; a typesetter.
Bellairs may have intended this as a humorous inversion of The Critic: “celebrating as it does the most mechanical and least cerebral form of literary effort.”
- ↑ Wiktionary: compositor
- ↑ Correspondence with Charles Bowen.