Wednesday 6 September 2017

Communards etc etc etc

The wonderful edition of essays by me edited and stunningly re-read by Steve Edwards will be out in paperback on November 14.... I place below here the cover chosen by the press.

I was puzzled.

then I thought this:


in a world where one is re-read and re-invented by others, this press has realised the profound effect of the writings of Elizabeth David on my formation, especially French Country Cooking. So I am happy with it, it's a kind of proper, materialist choice.

it might have been nice to have a cover by the late John Craxton, but that would, I fear have been terribly expensive... and, in the difficult tacking between money, queerness, sales and materialism, we come out of it well enough.