Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Tuesday 15 December 2009

Alan Titchmarsh Show

Some weeks ago, Alan Titchmarsh was on the BBC's 'One Show' promoting his new book. At the time the 'One Show''s co- presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakely intimated that a return gesture would be appreciated. I wrote then that this celebrity back scratching was now so widespread, that the promotion of their own books would make it harder than ever for budding novelists (including myself) to get their books accepted by agencies and publishers. Celebrities made easy money for the publishing trade, regardless of the standard.
Now, I see that both Chiles and Bleakely have their own books published in time for the Christmas season. I say 'their own' but I'm not clear about whether they wrote the work themselves or employed outside agencies. Perhaps they will let us know on their programme.
What I am now waiting to see is if they are invited singularly or together to appear on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh show!!
Incidentally, ITV didn't see fit to reply to my letter on the matter.

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