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I’d not realised how gruelling it is to be In Trade.* - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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I’d not realised how gruelling it is to be In Trade.*
Right, where were we? Oh. Right.

I again commend to you – it having been part of the reason for my protracted absence – my new novel, Cross and Poppy, specifically the first in my new series of novels, Village Tales. I am honoured and chuffed to see that it has been very kindly reviewed. (I may add that some of you must surely immediately recognise the five-star reviewer concerned, to whom I am as ever indebted.) I need hardly say that I shall be obliged for any and all reviews, good, bad, or indifferent.

[Book news.]

So also has been favoured Claymore, a Western, posthumously published by us, by Mr Pyle’s late father. It also has garnered a five-star review. The same is true of Mr Pyle’s own Benevolent Designs: The Countess and the General: George Washington, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, their correspondence, & the evangelizing of America, which has been praised by the American novelist Curtis Edmonds in a five-star review.

We at Bapton Books are also negotiating the recruitment of a new author of fiction for our imprint, which excited us greatly. I shall advise as events warrant. In that vein, I remind you all that we are open to enquiries and proposals, always.


Mr Pyle has done most of the heavy lifting w/r/t this next matter, although I have not been idle (Ashes? What Ashes? We do not speak of them). The Bapton Books Un-Book Store is now open (obviously, I shd call it a ‘shop’, but…), with designs and spinoffs from or inspired by all our various publications, as you might have seen on our tumblr were you to follow it.


[The Bapton Books shop.]
I think some of you might want this


on a cap or a bag or what not. And not a few of you deserve this tee-shirt from Cross & Poppy.




And I know damned good and well not a few of you want this as a shirt or poster or what have you, from a character in Cross & Poppy who says this in a future tale:


So that is why I’ve been away. Now to get caught up here, fannishly.
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* Or vice-versa. Speaking of trade. I am suffering a slightly strained abdominal muscle just now. It is not due to the manual labour of writing and publishing, nor to the effete relaxations of agriculture, nor yet can it be ascribed to shouting at the wireless at 2.0 am during TMS. It is the first time I have actually pulled a muscle from having … pulled. Evidently, being In Trade is only less laborious than, ah, having trade in one.

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tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: December 10th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The chasuble line is a wonderful one-liner.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: December 10th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Of course, Canon Judith HAS fish on her chasuble.

Neatly embroidered.

I did indeed think of you when I realised we wanted to sell bags and shirts and so on with that line on it.

(Thank you, as ever.)
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: December 10th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Of course, Canon Judith HAS fish on her chasuble.

Well, no-one's perfect.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: December 10th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

But the loaves are well-executed.

And with some parishes, one takes what one can get in the way of vestments....
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: December 10th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: But the loaves are well-executed.

True. Ours are fairly horrid, but I take no responsibility....
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: December 10th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: But the loaves are well-executed.

Though they aren't as bad as the (far more expensive, and recently commissioned) ones in my husband's parish, which look like they might have been thought to be exciting and modern in about 1978.

And I admit it's not really all about the tat.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: December 12th, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is the first time I have actually pulled a muscle from having … pulled. Evidently, being In Trade is only less laborious than, ah, having trade in one.

Too much information, my friend. Too much information. ;)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: December 17th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

That is the price...

... of gloating - and of having, for a change, something over which to gloat.
pathology_doc From: pathology_doc Date: December 18th, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: That is the price...

:)
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