Not About You-Know-What

My aim today is to write a few blog paras without actually discussing you-know-what. Aren’t you just bored witless by the endless theorising and rune-casting? Aren’t you weary of reading more about random acts of selfishness than you do about discreet acts of kindness? And hark, do we hear the rumble of bandwagon wheels? Articles on how to dress for working from home (I got that figured about thirty years ago) and delicious dishes to make from a can of lentils and a clove of garlic. So…

Business as usual, here. I’ve been reconsidering my plan, formulated on advice from successful self-promoters,  to be a better and more frequent correspondent with my mailing list subscribers. My March mail-out, in which I gave them an exclusive interview with Trevor Buxton, was only opened by 65% of recipients. Even allowing for natural wastage, I find myself wondering whether this is worth the candle.  I know my readers. They’re not big mailing list people. Therefore, contrary to received wisdom, I thought I’d just create a new page on this website, a generally available repository for extra stuff such as my proposed series, Interviews with a Character.

However, I’m always fearful of messing up my lovely website so until I’ve consulted my webmaestra on how to set up the new page, I’ll simply embed a link in a blog post. Here is the interview with Dr Buxton, Trevor Buxton in Conversation.  And coming very soon, the Duchess of Windsor’s take on Megxit.

Stay well, dear readers. Oops, nearly mentioned it.


  1. Emma on March 21, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Definitely add these to the website if it less trouble for you. It might draw more readers in as they discover your books and get a taste of one they haven’t yet read.

    Advice from Lizzie Partridge on store cupboard cooking?

    • Laurie Graham on March 29, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Ooh, nice idea, Emma. I’ll put it on the list.

  2. JillywithaJay on March 22, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Hi Laurie,

    Why would anyone sign up to a mailing list and then not bother to open their emails?? Beats me. I am waiting, impatiently (but in a nice way) to hear from Wally. Crack on, please!

    J x

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