Dear Friend, How would you like to come - this August - and stay, completely free, in a lovely seaside house I've rented? Good food and plenty of alcohol will also be provided, gratis. But (you knew there'd be a but) afterwards you must allow me to write up the events of the month in a semi-fictionalized form. (In other word: you promise not to sue) At the end of the book, you will have three full pages to say exactly what you like. If you think I've distorted things, told outright lies, etc., you can contradict me. I promise not to interfere editorially with your text in any way. Even if it is terribly libellous of me. I am inviting ten other people along, as well. Some of them you know; some of them you don't. I do so hope you can come. Love, Victoria.
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Toby Litt was born in 1968 and lives in London. He is the author of Adventures in Capitalism, Beatniks, Corpsing, Exhibitionism and DeadkidsongsReview:
'What I'm going to be writing will, I hope, be just the best beach book in the world, ever: naughty, gossipy - with just the right ratio of title to tattle. (You know what I mean, darlings, don't pretend you don't.) Virginia Woolf's letters (here in the string bag) are all very well, but they don't exactly make one throb, do they? Unfair: they make one throb, but higher up rather than lower down. And when I'm basting nicely on Sun Mark 8, factoring in my Ambre S, I need something with a bit of oomph, something with a bit of pandering to the baser' From Victoria's 'Holiday Diary'
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 2004. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0141006544