Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Nicky Haslam: One too many redeeming features?
Not sure about the title - Redeeming Features: A Memoir. That's what Nicky Haslam is calling the first part of his life story, now due out November 1, described as "The fascinating childhood memoirs of Britain's best-known interior designer." I hope this isn't a hint he's going to hold back - memories of Answered Prayers and what happened to Capote post-publication acting as restraint on indiscretion. The follow-up, Writing on the Wall, is set for October 9, 2008 - another subdued sort of title. Given what's promised - breathless but well-written gossip about high-ups here and gone (I suspect the latter book is the one to read) - I would have expected more provocative titles. Still, I'm sure he won't disappoint - and I'm delighted to see him up to his old mischief, sending a Jane Fonda/Linda Loudermilk item to Private Eye's Pseuds Corner in the latest edition.
PS I trust he's forgiven Susan Hill for wondering aloud on Arcati what he's for. He was very annoyed about that, but I'm sure he's not one to bear a grudge.