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Friday, 29 June 2012

Four Rounds of Golf in One Day in Gale Force Winds

In gale force winds howling round Worcester one man is propelling a ball that weighs less than an ounce 20 miles over 16 hours. As I write this, Stew Wilson is playing four rounds of golf in lashing rain and winds so fierce roofs are not safe- all in one day. He is doing it to raise money for Macmillan nurses, the ladies who look after people who are terminally ill with cancer so that they can spend their final days with dignity in their own homes. While Stew is being battered by the elements and we are sitting in comfort looking at a screen and reading this, I am doing something I have never done before and asking you to dig deep to support this effort and this wonderful cause please. Wherever you are in the world, and I know my readers are international, please go to this website and give whatever you can.


Thank you.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

TV 786 Interview with Zachary Latif and James Brewer on "Sonia Gandhi"

It was very enjoyable being interviewed by Zachary Latif and James Brewer yesterday for just over half an hour on the book. Director Mujahid Omar did a nice job for TV786 and Anastasia at the Chiswick Moran Hotel couldn't have been more helpful in looking after us all. Zachary and James raised some thought-provoking questions which included references to some critical reviews which I took pleasure in answering. This is the first time I have had two interviewees for the book and the dynamic was interesting. I look forward to your comments.