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.

6 comments:

SUSAN said...

If you recall, I apologised. I had not meant ' as a human being' nor did I mean to imply he was ' a waste of space' like a teasmaid. I meant I just did not quite get him. I should watch my language clearly. I upset my current lodger because of careless use of the latter, as you may also recall.

Madame Arcati said...

You did indeed Susan ... now how is that lodger of yours? You had lunch a deux last Thursday if I recall ...

SUSAN said...

How my lodger is remains a close secret between him and me.

Madame Arcati said...

Susan, I thought you were going to stop reading Arcati because you're soooo busy! Anyway, I'll tap Duncan for information when he's returned to London ...

SUSAN said...

No, I said I was going to stop reading random blogs apart from the 5 ones I read regularly - and you, MA, are one of the five. I`ve got to have some fun.
Duncan is fine and working hard. I met him coming out of the village library yesterday wearing a rather natty pair of shorts. He had been to pick up his e-mails and doing so had made the library computer explode. Makes you wonder what was in them.

Anonymous said...

Madame, I think you might be setting your expectations too high for Nicky Haslam's memoirs.