Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Mysterious ways

In the latest example of the strange places your writing can get to without you realising it, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey has been quoting me from the pulpit in Ely Cathedral. This follows on from David Cameron quoting from Real England in one of his speeches. I could do with Gordon Brown now, to get the set, but I've got a curious feeling it won't be happening.

Ten days ago I had a great session at the Edinburgh Radical Book Fair with Richard Wilson, author of the entertaining new book Don't Get Fooled Again. That's me done for events this year - and after doing about 20 of them I deserve a break - but next spring I'll be booked in again for, amongst other things, the Bath Literature Festival. And come June, when the paperback appears, I'm sure I'll be on the road again. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Phil said...

Hello Paul, I have just spotted and bought Real England and am looking forward to reading it. I am myself in the process of writing a book, with the working title The English, A Disorientated People, which I suppose comes at similar topics from a completely different angle. Re your note about George Carey - it's worrying that a former Archbishop of Canterbury does not know that Great Britain is not a kingdom. Kind regards, Phil Drane