Friday, 29 September 2017
If You Have Ears...
Gorgeous Soupy Twists Fridays to all our lovely backers!
Well, it really had been far beyond nigh on, hasn't it? I do try not to linger on the fact that right now, the plan was that copies of Soupy Twists would be in the offing, and all sorts of business would be going on to do with backer launch parties and, one would hope, bookshop events and such (if you'd like a Fry & Laurie-themed author event in your area next year, by the way, do get in touch!). But as the edited manuscript is not due to head my way until next week sometime, we're now working on a very different schedule. I will just reassure you all once again that I will make sure this extensive extra time Unbound have demanded really pays off for the book, and it's ultimately worth the wait.
In the meantime, I've uploaded these little nuggets of Hugh and Stephen intoning into the microphone for the radio adaptations of ABOF&L – basically, the Laughing Stock audio compilations split into two shows for Radio 4, a rare distinction for any comedy show to be adapted in that direction. It's a shame they never included these gag-packed minutes on the cassettes, but I think 2017 is a little late in the day to have regrets about cassette production. I hope you enjoy.
There'll be plenty more updates to try and keep your salivation nice and runny, but otherwise my fifth book TALES OF BRITAIN is taking up the mammoth's share of my time, of course. And as you have all shown faith in this fourth book of mine – and if stories such as, say, Timothy Forrest being presented with the mighty Berwhale the Avenger to traverse afar to save the land from the evil machinations of Pewnack the Destroyer are of interest to you, these stories will be too – please back this project too. Is that what we call 'Desperate Business'? Or is it 'synergy'? It's a long time since I did A level Media Studies... but we do need a book like this, so please do pre-order a copy if you can.
Now, I need to send Stephen & Hugh's lovely representatives another email of subtle favour-begging... So I will leave you with a couple of pictures of Stephen & Hugh near very big cakes.
This is what it's all about.