Friday, 5 August 2011
There's a letter in today's Times from the author Graham Swift, cleverly linking his latest novel (left) with yesterday's leading article. Now, I may have a small axe to grind - of course I have - because most of us cannot hope for our novels to be mentioned in the Times (this novel received a good review in the newspaper). But Swift's letter made only a tenuous point, and it seems to me that the Times has colluded in a piece of shameless self-advertising.
So what have I done? I've written to The Times, of course, mentioning that while I can find no link whatsoever between my novels and its leading articles, they are welcome to mention my name.
Well, it was worth a try...