|USA Today 02-06-11|
Our colonial cousins have taken exception to my latest kindle book, Murder at the Royal Wedding. USA Today have reviewed it in non-glowing terms. Tasteless or extremely tacky? says the esteemed Carol Memmott in the book review pages. Not, you'll notice, the writing or the edge-of-seat excitement, but the premise of an assassin targeting Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, written by an ex-Fleet Street hack.
May I remind her that The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, an ex-Fleet St. hack himself, became a cult legend in paperback and on the big screen in Hollywood, with a story of an assassin stalking Gen. Charles de Gaul, head of the French Government, on an official parade in Paris? As we all know, nothing happened to De Gaul, it was a story. That's what author's do, we make stuff up, Carol.http://tinyurl.com/6hetd9m