|Robert Tewdwr Moss with Wayne (my thanks to Nesta Wyn Ellis for identifying the cat)|
An American writer recently got in touch with me. He's planning to write Robert's bio and asked me for contacts and insights. At first I was tempted to cooperate, then another mood took over. What's the point? His 'bio' is Cleo and the rest is goss. And the prospect of hunting down the crawlers who accreted to him because of his micro-celebrity, for their permission to pass on email contacts and other whatnot, filled me with a profound boredom. The truth is I couldn't stand many of his friends and acquaintances - many of them tiresome hypocrites and snobs. You don't set up a blog like this as a love letter.
No, let Cleo be Robert's memorial. It's a bright jewel still sparkling in an expanding desert.
* Duckworth is reissuing the book on September 22, 2011. Click the link above to buy.