Literary hubris, squared It is hubristic to start thinking about your next book when you haven’t heard back from your editor about the first one. It is hubristic to make a pudding to take to your friend’s house when you have a secret agenda of road-testing said pudding for the book that you shouldn’t even […]

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in book publication, Nigel Slater, publishers | 4 Comments

Growing up When I was a teenager I used to walk to school past a bakery that sold hot toast, dripping with golden butter, and it was butter too, none of your silly supposed substitutes. I grew up in a tourist resort and at least a third of my schoolfellows were the children of restaurateurs, […]