by Robin Saikia - British travel writer - www.robinsaikia.com
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Pleasant review of Literary Companion London by Chris Moss in Time Out. I'm described as "open-minded" and "savvy". This morning I was in the local newsagent, thumbing through the mag to check if the review had appeared. "You gonna buy that or what?" said the newsagent (we have ongoing daily banter). "I may well buy it, if I'm in it..." I replied. And yes, there was the review, with not only a picture of the book cover but also, unusually, an author photo. The newsagent was nonplussed. "That just don't look like you. That's more like that Ozzy Osbourne. People gonna get ideas." Well, why not. J'y suis, j'y reste. The Ozzy Osbourne of the literary anthology...