In October I had some fun
with pre-publicity for Broon's book, 'The Courage of Heroes'
. In the light of this comment, "I could never compare myself to Gandhi and my other heroes but I take inspiration from the way they dealt with their challenges
", I thought I would check to see whether he had included Gandhi.
And the answer is a resounding no. If Gandhi is indeed a hero, rather than name he can bandy about while taking in the sights and as a pitch for the Indian vote should he ever have the menschlichkeit
to go to the country, it is a little head scratching that he did not include a household names at the expense of the more obscure (if not to my readership, naturally
) people that he has.
Meanwhile, Bloomsbury appears to have moved the publication date to June from July. I still think that Broon wants the book to appear while he is campaigning for the leadership, if campaign he must, so will Tone accept that the game is up if Labour gets slaughtered in the local elections? As discussed many times, Blair is unlikely to go gentle into that good night so quite how important are the sales figures of the book to the would be Lord Protector? Sure as night follows day it will not be a big seller once / if he is in power.
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