She’s so charming. I don’t know how anyone can not like her.
What happened next? I think I did an event about my book The Penelopiad, and there was a book signing, and then we had dinner with Jamie Byng of Canongate and two of his authors, James Meek of The People’s Act of Love and MJ Hyland of Carry Me Down. Everyone was genial. Gone are the days, it seems, when authors would yell at each other or get blind drunk and fall backwards out of plate-glass windows. Or maybe the younger generation saves that part until after I have gone off to bed. Rumour has it that there was dancing.
How did she find out about the plate glass thing? I swore everyone to secrecy!