Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome to Mollywood is Independent on Sunday's celeb memoir of the year

Molly Parkin's Welcome to Mollywood has been named celebrity memoir of the year by the Independent on Sunday.

My congratulations to permanent fiancee Moll, to her innovative publisher Beautiful Books and to the newspaper on its good taste and discernment. Matthew Bell, who has penned the paper's encomium, is of course one of Madame Arcati's approved journalists (a short list) and I am delighted that he has repaid my faith with his unsolicited plaudit.

To read his piece click here.

To read Arcati's review, Dodging the Conventional Cunts, click here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your site is an infestation.

Anonymous said...

And now Assange's lawyers are bleating because he's been leaked against - what a joker!

Madame Arcati said...

Well, your anonymous status is uncompromised, so stop bleating.

Anonymous said...

what's that got to do with anything?

Anonymous said...

Oh Matthew has very good taste!

The Stirrer said...

Matthew Bell or Sam Leith? Run a competition

MatthewBell said...

What an honour to be mentioned on Madame Arcati. I'm so relieved you have forgiven my one-time crassness. Mollywood is easily one of the most enjoyable books I've read all year. Can't wait to the eventual wedding of the decade.

Madame Arcati said...

Crassness? Not at all. x

Anonymous said...

I read Mollywood on a long train journey and must have seemed a loony to my fellow passengers because I laughed out loud many times or just giggled inanely. I thought the section on you was most touching and true. You seem a very nice person in spite of this rather prickly blog.

Anonymous said...

Molly Parkin's book is nowhere to be bought and is certainly not in my local Marks & Spencer. Were 50 copies printed?

Anonymous said...

Does matthew Bell have a large cock also?

Anonymous said...

What happened to your best books of 2010?

Madame Arcati said...

I couldn't be bothered. But I'll do some sort of list before New Year - I haven't yet decided a list of what though. This is a blog, dearie.

Anonymous said...

Matthew Bell is a nasty little man. Who spreads gossip and is handsomely paid for it.
Oh wait.

Anonymous said...

How about Best Cocks of 2010? Using the term loosely . .

Madame Arcati said...

Best cocks? I'll think about that, in the loosest sense natch. However, I must remember quite a lot of women in public life are cocks.

The thought of yet another "best of" end of year list fills me with despair.

The Stirrer said...

I agree. How about Cocks To Look Forward To In 2011?

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

Congratulations Molly and MA for providing us with compelling and tantalizing articles throughout the year.(not tongue in cheek)
Happy Holidays!!
~steph~

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you Steph - and a happy new year to you x