Speaking of the Guardian…

Saturday Guardian From The Blogs section? Here’s a time-saver for you:

Sean at The Midnight Bell took a more generous view of Allen’s place on the panel: “There’s been a healthy crossover between literature and showbiz over the last few years. Look at David Mitchell – how does he fit it all in? And the Alain de Botton/Martina Cole Celebrity Wife Swap was must-see TV. ” But he has one reservation: “Some of us will cry ‘foul’ if there’s another all-woman shortlist.”

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SERIOUSLY

LACOSTE ADVERT PRETTY GIRL.

GIVE IT UP.

YOU’RE NOT GOING TO CATCH THE FUCKING KITE.

It’s been like three years now.

To important business. Conrad at Vunex needs information about… well, he’d better explain. It has to do with wiping your arse on a goose’s neck, Rabelais and Liam Gallagher.

(I initially wrote wiping your arse on a Gosse’s neck. Obviously remembering that famous scene in Father and Son.)

Hey – you should read Image of a Drawn Sword by Jocelyn Brooke. It’s hard to get hold of, but unbelievably fabulous. I’m telling you now that over the next two years we’ll be seeing the following:

a) Article by some guy on Guardian Book Blog about how Brooke’s a great neglected writer.
b) Article by minor novelist in Saturday Guardian about how Brooke’s a great neglected writer.
c) Republication by C&R or NYRB classics or someone.
d) Everyone pretending they were into it before me, which they weren’t (except you Tom; thanks again for the tip).