Saturday, 16 January 2010

JW goes global

Jennie Walker’s 24 for 3 is being published in the US this month (under another title). The reviewer for Publishers Weekly wasn’t over-excited: ‘How frighteningly dull everything is.’ Dullness can indeed be scary. The Italians are on to it too, and Jennie has been asked, in an on-line interview with an Italian newspaper, for her opinions on cricket, infidelity and whether, in ‘a nice and cultivated and politically correct’ English family, having a lover is ‘an OK thing to do’. What she’d been expecting was translation questions on leg before wicket and silly mid-on, not this. But I’m sure she’ll have some answers.