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This is usually the place for my personal crash-and-burn stories. I’m actually preparing for an imminent rejection from the Bridport Novel Competition people, since they publish their long list at the weekend.

HOWEVER (by courtesy of the LitRejection twitterfeed – which I hadn’t the expertise to transport into this blog) I give below the text of a rather historic BBC email:

To:  Comedy Scriptwriter, Light Entertainment, Television
Subject: FAWLTY TOWERS by John Cleese and Connie Booth

I’m afraid I thought this one as dire as its title.

It’s a kind of ‘Prince of Denmark’ of the hotel world.  A collection of cliches (sic) and stock characters which I can’t see being anything but a disaster.

Gives one’s writer’s heart a warm glow, doesn’t it?