A plea for forgiveness

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A plea for forgiveness

Postby evilrobotbill on April 1st, 2010, 5:41 pm

Dear Tom,

Way back in 1999, when you wrote The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, I attended an event in Sheffield where you kindly signed my copy. I was probably about 17 at the time, and I asked you if you planned to write another - meaning write another novel. Alas, you thought I was being a bit rude and telling you to write another autograph! I was so mortified at having offended my favourite Doctor, I just scurried off in dismay, rather than explain myself!

So, more than a decade on, will you please accept my honest apology and salve my conscience? Also, have you ever accidentally put your foot it in with someone you admire?

Best wishes,

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Re: A plea for forgiveness

Postby Tom Baker on April 5th, 2010, 4:47 pm

Dear Bill,

Thanks for reminding me about the incident in Sheffield in 1999. It is for me to apologise and I do so readily, I am very sorry.

I re-read the book only the other day and I was horrified by how disgusting the boy, Robert Caligari was. How I came to write such a story amazes me now. And the death scene with the rats! Ugh! But I laughed at the fire scenes on the motorway. The coq au vin joke made me chortle.

So thanks for your question Bill, and toodle oooh from Tom
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