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Sarah Britten

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A book lunch

lunchYesterday I had lunch with a few choice media people to announce the launch of the new book, McBride of Frankenmanto: the Return of the South African Insult. Scintillating discussion topics included evil subeditors who write headlines that get writers into trouble, and why Andrew Donaldson calls Ronald Suresh Roberts “Kevin”.

In the shot, from left to right: Andrew Donaldson, Sunday Times columnist, who first created Frankenmanto; me; Jane Lewis of 30 Degrees South, my publishers; the one and only David Bullard; Oliver Roberts, who writes for the Sunday Times Lifestyle; Pippa of Women and Home and James Clarke, long time columnist for The Star.