February 21, 2022
‘The Improbable Life of Ricky Bird’ has just been sent to the printers. I called my mother and read out the dedication.
‘You didn’t have to do that, you silly bugger,’ she replied. ‘I’m sure there are lots of nice people you could have dedicated it to. I won’t be around for much longer.’
Marion turns 89 next month. I keep telling her that she has to hang around for another 10 years. By then I should have another book out and another dedication to do.