Dead Writers in Rehab

By Paul Bassett Davies

The only thing worse than waking up with the hangover from hell is waking up with a hangover in hell

Monday, 15 August 2016

What are the odds?!!

Back in February I wrote a post about Coleridge, who appears in my novel, and described how he and Wordsworth were once mistaken for French spies. I also mentioned a radio play I wrote about this, starring Bill Nighy, Graeme Garden and Martin Clunes. Well, NOW and for the next 11 days it's being repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra. What a nice coincidence!

A parapsychologist writes: There is no such thing as coincidence, my friend. Rather, a matrix of interdependent events, the surface of which you, in your deluded consciousness, percieve as random. However, if you train your mind, as I have done, you wlll-- oof! (Unfortunately the parapsychologist was distracted at this point by being hit in the face with a fish).

The play is 45 mins long. It's based on historical records, from which I extrapolated a longer narrative. I urge you to listen. 

I also remind you that although my book is fully funded, people can still pledge for it, and for the alluring array of rewards, which include a facsimile of a rare note from Coleridge to his apothecary (or drug dealer, as we now say). So, check it out. And tell your family, friends, colleagues, and everyone you've ever met. Thank you.

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