I’m not bitter or anything and I am getting tired of hearing about all these bright young writers with their prizewinning debut novels and their glittering futures. I’m tempted to set up an association of “Old Bag Writers with Unpublished Manuscripts under the Bed” but OBWUM isn’t perhaps the catchiest acronym for such a venture. Howabout “Bitter And Twisted Telling Yarns” BATTY. That’s more like it. Manifesto will appear here shortly.