The Ladies of Gin Lane

Friday, 23 December 2011

I've had some very welcome and useful PR for the Gazette this week.

Londonist gave the book a very kind plug, and this was picked up by Anna Lamé from Danny Baker's BBC London radio show, who spoke about it on air at some length, garnering the book a batch of new supporters. This convinces me that if enough people are made aware of the project it will be funded. Once again, I ask you to tell anyone who will listen all about The Gin Lane Gazette. Helpful Hint: I find befuddled and broken customers in supermarket queues are a great captive audience at this time of year.

I started a mini-debate on Twitter about why the majority of the book's supporters thus far (around 70%, I would estimate) are women. Does the 18th century strike a particular chord with a female readership, or (at the risk of attracting censure) is it, as someone suggested, the gossip and scandal side of things which appeals? Many theories about this were adumbrated, but no firm conclusions were drawn, so if you have an opinion I'd love to hear it. Comment here, or '@' me on Twitter: I'm @adeteal.

This is my last diary entry before Christmas, so I thank you for your lovely support, and wish you all a very merry Yuletide.

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Ian Buxton
Ian Buxton says:

I believe the lion should be called 'Hector'. This is a properly heroic name for a lion. All lions should be called 'Hector'.

December 24, 2011

Ian Buxton
Ian Buxton says:

Or, on further consideration, Wallace.

December 24, 2011

Adrian Teal
Adrian Teal says:

Both fine names, Ian. My lovely friend Emily Brand has suggested 'Brian the Lion', which I'm warming to.

December 24, 2011

Ian Buxton
Ian Buxton says:

But Wallace ate a small child who poked him with his stick. Quite the role model.

December 24, 2011

Adrian Teal
Adrian Teal says:

There'll be a tiger who ate a British soldier in the book. You can call him Wallace, if you like.

December 24, 2011

Ian Buxton
Ian Buxton says:

The soldier or the tiger?
Happy Christmas. Good luck with the book.

December 25, 2011

Adrian Teal
Adrian Teal says:

Thank you. Compliments of the season to you too, sir.

December 25, 2011

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