I used to think there was some force in the universe which meant that anybody who crossed me would suffer. Years ago I travelled to Birmingham to do the BBC 1 lunchtime show “Pebble Mill At One” suffering from a very bad cold. Just before we were about to go live the woman who was hosting it turned to me and said, “those are my scripts on that chair I know you think it would be funny to mess with them but don’t alright!” Of course I had no intention of doing any such thing but I was feeling too ill to make a fuss. On the way back all the trains were cancelled and I had to take a taxi at my own expense to London. Over the years I have watched as that woman’s career has slowly declined from daytime TV, the last I heard of her she’d just had her show cancelled on Radio Devon. The only place that seemed immune to the force in the universe that avenged me was a sandwich bar in Southwark London that had been converted to a cafe from a toilet. For some reason I went there twice and both times they short changed me. I confidently expected the place to burn down or be closed by the health people but it is still going strong to this day. The only conclusion I can come to is that the people who own this ex-toilet cafe are in touch with more powerful darker forces that me.
During the last murderous Israeli assault on Gaza I fell out badly with a pro Israeli woman on the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 who threatened to sue me for libel. Then a while ago I was listening to Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 and I thought to myself “who’s that horrible snide person hosting the show?” It was her! So then I thought maybe she was in league with same dark forces as the Southwark Toilet/Sandwich bar but she hasn’t been on for a while so maybe she isn’t.
With regard to audio books apparently Bloomsbury spoke to Audible and others but they weren't interested in an audio book from me even with my lovely voice and everything so I don't know what to do really.