Product news! A while ago I was on Broadcasting House on Radio 4 reviewing the papers and I launched into a Marxist denunciation of Strictly Come Dancing which they were very taken with. I’ve now done a longer piece for the Guardian on the same theme. I’m not sure when it will be printed but I would guess in the next few days.
I’ve also booked a small book reading tour for next year, a few dates a month so I’ll put those dates on here when they are all confirmed. I’ll mostly be reading from the new memoir “Thatcher Stole My Trousers”. I’ve moved publishers from Sceptre to Bloomsbury and they want to publish that in March 2016. So bit of time to go.
Celebrity gossip! I bumped into Stewart Lee the other day in Camden, he bought me a coffee and while we were chatting he got a parking ticket. I said I'd buy him something nice for Christmas to compensate but I probably won't.
Sadly my show "Hot Tango Cool Salsa" is not real but there's a woman on the Guardian comments who thinks it is.
Yes thank you Peter, I thought for a while there I'd written a song that I had no recollection of writing.
Here's some of the dates on my very spread out book reading tour. Which is called "Listen with Alexei"
Thursday 22nd Fareham-(think this one's sold out but might be some returns)
23rd Dorchester_Corn Exchange.
3rd Feb Merlin Theatre Frome.
7th Gulbenkian Canterbury. (This one's just an interview type thing)
26th Feb-Colchester Arts.
6th March Pontardaw Arts.
7th Flavel Dartmouth.
8th Acorn Penzance.