It’s time to introduce another member of the Legend Press staff - the lovely Emma.
Now Emma is considerate, thoughtful, diligent, efficient, has a very good ear for prose, and, in almost every respect is the polar opposite of Idle Tom the publisher.
Sometimes it truly feels as if Idle Tom is the work-experience boy, just loafing around Legend during his gap year. And somehow, through some malign curse of fate, he has been left in charge of my book.
Anyway, I had an e-mail on Friday from Emma, which I will now reproduce in full. She was just giving me the list of people who’d RSVP’d to the launch in Alresford.
It captures both Emma and Idle Tom exactly.
“Just to give you an idea of some of the people who are coming – these are all the names who have sent an affirmative RSVP by email. Tom told me today that he’s also had quite a few phone-calls but he didn’t record the names so you will have surprises turning up too, plus extra people who probably haven’t RSVP’d at all I should imagine!
“I hope it goes well, am very sure it will!”
How very typical of Idle Tom: “He’s also had quite a few phone-calls but he didn’t record the names …”
This, I assure you, is what I have to put up with on a daily basis.