Further to my news the other day that April Ashley's book The First Lady had to be pulped following a plagiarism row with Duncan Fallowell (see post below), April has been in touch with Madame Arcati - distressingly she says she knew nothing about this matter. In her first letter she writes:
Dear Mme. Arcarti,
How did you come by this knowledge as no one is speaking to me, not John Blake [the publisher] Douglas Thompson [her co-writer] or even my old friend Duncan Fallowell.
I look forward to your reply.
Then in a follow up she writes:
Well my darling,
perhaps we now know the truth. How sad.
So lovely to see you.
How very odd that John Blake had not kept in touch with one of his authors. He has not bothered to reply to my query on this subject either. Once a tabloid rascal ...