The Book of Blaise – Book Launch! Friday, October 9, 2015, Waterstones Byres Road Glasgow

the book of blaise

the book of blaise
The Book of Blaise – Book Launch!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Waterstones Byres Road
 351-355  Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AU

When Emeritus Compere of DisComBoBuLaTe, Ian Macpherson finished The Book of Blaise, he offered it to Penguin Classics. ‘Sorry,’ they said, ‘but it takes weeks these days to become a classic. Weeks.’

So he tried Gideon. They’ve done pretty well with The Bible over the years, and hotel double bedrooms do have two bedside tables. Bible. Book of Blaise. Perfect? Not so. It doesn’t, apparently, fit with the brand.

He was about to reconcile himself to the ignominy of a three-book deal with Harper Collins, but was saved from the living hell of mainstream success by Cloudberry Books, legendary publishers of The Autobiography of Ireland’s Greatest Living Genius, How To Write An Experimental Novel That Doesn’t Sell And Keeps On Not Selling, and Val Doonican – The Unvarnished Truth!

Cloudberry Books would love it if you could come to the launch party.

Alan Bissett will introduce the author, who will read some of the book’s steamier passages; all of which were instigated by his other guest, Magi Gibson. Magi will also be providing refreshments and professional laughter. She would also like to point out that any resemblance between herself and Blaise, the eponymous menopausal poet, is purely coincidental.

Can’t make the launch but would love the book? There will be launches in Edinburgh and Dublin, but you can get the book direct.

Email: and they’ll organise it. £8.99 plus postage.

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