Monday, September 17, 2007
PFD: Micheal and Caroline and Jeanette and Pat (& Peggy)
One of my regular readers - one who doesn't just write when I put up a Kevin Spacey piece! - reminds me that while I am happy to reveal that Michael Heseltine and Caroline Michel enjoyed time together as special friends, Michel's rival Pat Kavanagh (wife of Julian Barnes) had a relationship with one of her star authors Jeanette Winterson. This latter story is well known, at least it is in some circles, but the Heseltine/Michel friendship is known only to a tiny circle, and as for the mainstream media - I don't know what they know. It's thought that the Kavanagh/Winterson relationship inspired Winterson's novel Written on the Body, published in 1992 and dedicated "to Peggy Reynolds with love." Certainly there's never a dull moment at PFD.