Saturday, September 23, 2006
Oh and my friend George, see below, has suggested I offer to ghost write Jeffrey Archer's blog. 'There must be money in it,' he said, 'he's a lot richer than you.' How true. I found myself, however, in a stylistic quandary. I could attempt to push the envelope of his style - 'I awoke this morning with a slight pain in my left big toe. Happily, it soon cleared.' Or I could go for something as hard-boiled as one of the Prince's eggs - 'Did a charity auction. Killed a guy. Guess we all do auctions. And kill guys.' Or Johnsonian - 'A man is seldom so innocently employed as when he is auctioning for charity.' But I'm sure I could come up with something. Would Jeffrey buy it?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 1:17 pm