It's a don's life -- the book
This is the last post before the end of 2008 and a piece of news (OK – a confession) to share with you.
There is more than a chance that a selection of A Don’s Life posts will be gathered together into that old-fashioned thing called a BOOK, coming out next autumn. You and I may share some initial anxieties about whether a blog translates well into print media. But the team at Profile Books convinced me that the answer was yes. Or, at any rate, worth a try.
If you’ve got any favourite posts that you think might get missed, let me know.
Now the next question is about the comments – because I think that they give this blog its distinctive character.
My line has always been that a blog with no dialogue is no blog worth reading. So the plan is to include a few comments, certainly not a huge number, to capture that character. Don’t worry. I shall email everyone whose comment is in the frame, to get your permission. And if you don’t want it used, just say. It will only be printed with your explicit say-so. But I do hope that you say yes, with whatever your pseudonym (“nom-de-blog”, as I call it) is.
Oh, another thing. The absolute cut-off date is 31.12.08. Nothing from next year will be in the book…no posts and no comments. So we can all go ahead into next year, business as usual.
Anyway, while you’re reading this, I’m in Sudan…practising my Arabic, visiting the daughter, seeing the antiquities of Khartoum and around, and celebrating my 50-somethingth birthday.
On all of which, more soon.