Monday, 14 June 2010

Sarah Brown, Would-Be Author




I laughed when I read the first sentence of the Scotsman's gushing advertisement regarding Sarah Brown's yet-to-be-written book about her life in Downing Street:

IT WILL be a tale to which all women can relate: how to shop with Special Branch and compete against the groomed poise of Carla Bruni on a "bad hair day".

Every woman relate? Her tweet read: 'Just agreed with my publisher...' Now ladies, surely we can all relate to agreeing with our publisher?

Anyway, to show I'm not in the least envious, and just in case Gordon's still too busy answering the endless array of thank-you cards down there in North Queensferry, I offer my congratulations. It's not every day an ex-PM's wife/husband writes a book is it? Oh, well there's Cherie Blair, Denis Thatcher. Never mind Sarah, I'm sure yours will be a best seller.


16 comments:

The Last Of The Few said...

You should write a book Rosie.

I await OR or Conan to maybe suggest as suitable title for your memoires.

Anyway NQ is lovely with 60 armed coppers on every street corner these days.

You can walk back from the pub without fear of some spotty herbert with an MP5 looking at you oddly.

However she will have plenty of time for book signings now if Guidos blogspot is too be believed now the 1 eyed 1 is getting a new jacket fitted. The special straight type.

The Last Of The Few said...

I meant without 60 armed coppers
Sorry

George Laird said...

Hi Subrosa

SNPTactical Voting has shutdown.

Do you know why?

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Corrugated Soundbite said...

You do sarcasm most eloquently, Subrosa :-)

Conan the Librarian™ said...

How is the Albert these days LOTF?
My last memory of the place is of me walking in there without knowing there had been a vicious Jack/biker battle the night before...

...and there was most of the Minesweeper Squadron in there waiting for a bit of revenge.

I could have done with a spotty youth and his MP5.

As for Subrosa's memoirs, I'm sure she can come up with her ain title:¬)

subrosa said...

What a compliment LotF. One of the reasons I started blogging was due to a wonderful tutor at Dundee Uni who tried desperately hard to encourage me to write poetry. I attended her writing/literature class for a few year.

But in that class were many published authors and I was out of my depth. Even though, I decided I wanted my message to get across and a book is a stationery media. With blogging we can show when our opinions change.

I'm off to read Guido's blog. Can't believe that Gordon is slaving over his Parker pen writing thank you letters. :)

subrosa said...

Hello George. I don't have a clue, sorry. Jeff does his own thing and seldom links to me so I've no idea whatsoever.

Now this is just one thought. I thought he became far too close to national journalists for his own good. Then again, who am I to say? Just a wee wummin writing in sunny Perthshire.

subrosa said...

Oh no Conan, I'd need help from my friends for a title. Doubt if I'd write a booke (although I started one and did the first chapter some time ago), but as for a title - well you're an expert.

I've read, by experts of course, that single word title sell best. I think I'd make mine 'The Life and Times of a Presbyterian Non-Feminist'.

Then I could compete with Gordon's memoirs. He's bound to bring his out once his wife's has flopped.

subrosa said...

Why, thank you Corrugated Soundbite. I do hope I didn't sound bitchy. :)

Mrs Rigby said...

I'd be much more likely to be able to relate to a book you wrote Subrosa.

No doubt some of her chums have said that all British women will be able to "relate" to her (still) privileged lifestyle, but she's deluded.

Tcheuchter said...

Denis Thatcher? I'm thinking that was a biography (tribute) by his daughter, was it not?

subrosa said...

Thank you Mrs R. At least I wouldn't be writing about all the 'celebs' I've known because I've never met one. Film and theatre stars yes and many other extremely interesting people, but I'm not in Mrs Brown's league.

subrosa said...

You're right Tcheutcher.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Below-Parapet-Biography-Denis-Thatcher/dp/0002556057

He had quite a bit to say about his time at No 10 if my information is correct.

I bought it as a gift for someone years ago and was told it was above average. Then the recipient was a golfer. :)

Clarinda said...

To be published by Pills and Broon?

subrosa said...

Oh Clarinda, that's the best one yet. Can I quote it on twitter?

Clarinda said...

Yes - I'm not a twitterer - yet.

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