Saturday, 9 October 2010

a new book

by my successor just over five years ago as MP for Reading East, Rob Wilson, will be out early next month, so naturally I have it on pre-order. You can too.


Anonymous said...

Intrigued by this news I thought your readers might like the link:

Anonymous said...

What is he writing about? Is it a novel/theoretical book on politics in general/personal and biographical stuff?

Do you have the title?

St Martin S, Reading said...

I'm in the process of writing my memoirs.

However, I'm having problems thinking of a title. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Diary of a Nobody has already been taken.

Anonymous said...

"East is East"?

Anonymous said...

East is West ?
East is Best ?
Down and out of Reading West ?

St Martin S, Reading said...

You guys are just like so 20th century.

Anyhow, Benazir Bhutto called her memoirs 'Daughter of the East'. I suppose I could go for something like 'Son of the West'. Still, maybe that's a bit obvious.

Wait! How about 'Angling For The People'? Geddit?

Anonymous said...

The Compleat Angler

Decline and Fall

The Grapes of Wrath

10, Rillington Place

Anonymous said...

A Tale of Two Constituencies ?

The Curious Case of the Vote on the Night?

To De-select a Mocking Bird ?

Anonymous said...

Surely it should be 'Martin: The Full Monty' or
'Heart of Darkness'.

Or 'Vile Bodies' - and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

War and Peace, I think.

Anonymous said...

A working Class Hero is Something to be. (When you're middle class of Jewish parents living in Staines eh?)

St Martin S, Reading said...


'Martin: The Full Monty'! I love it.

And the vast number of dear readers will get the Full Monty too. That doesn't mean I'm going to strip though. Still waiting for Playgirl and Attitude to call about that one.

jane said...

these are great, peeps. more please

Anonymous said...

Revolutionary Road

Great Expectations

'Martin Salter: Some Mothers Do Have Em'.

The Pink Panther

The Opium Eater

Martin Salter: The Well of Loneliness

Martin Salter: The Long March to Freedom

The Autobiography of Martin Salter: Fish Tank

Martin Salter: The Naked Civil Servant

Martin Salter: In Cold Blood

Eats, Shoots and Leaves: My Time in the House

Martin Salter: The Midwitch Cuckoo

Anonymous said...

'Empire in the Sun': How I Mastered the Media by Martin Salter

'Tantrums and Tiaras': One City - Two MPs by Martin Salter

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: My Life in Pictures - by Martin Salter

A Burnt Out Case: 13 Years At The Top by Martin Salter

Hideous Kinky: The Man Behind the Mask by Martin Salter

St Martin S, Reading said...

Thanks guys, but I'm sticking with 'Salter: The Full Monty'.

Still, I would welcome some suggestions for the explosive content of my book. You know the sort of thing; the stuff that will sex up the Daily Mail serialisation.

I'm definitely going to include the story about Baron Bender offering me a five-figure sum for a night of passion. Not sure whether I should name him though.

Anonymous said...

WHat about your plans for a steamy clinch with Reading East MP Jane, in the comfort of your trusty vehicle that went sadly wrong ?

The Mail could apply to its well-thumbed archives.

Did you ever replace Jane's kitten heel?

Anonymous said...

Or your intrepid and ruthless pursuit of Peter Mandelson, with indelicate references to 'the big one' - in the columns of The Sunday Times?

I am impervious to flattery ( PM)

Anonymous said...

And your winning and whimsical posting of a photo of yourself, wearing a condom on your head - to The Guardian Diary.

Anonymous said...

Will you spill the secrets of your long-time confidante, the Mata Hari of Kosovo,Miss Whiplash herself, Claire Ward?

Anonymous said...

The day I did something important, and other predictions.

An Enemy of the State

Lies and the Lying liars who tell them: an autobiography

Its a long road to Sydney

St Martin S, Reading said...

Guys, show some class!

I want to write a political tome that is insightful but humorous with my own populist touch.

Therefore, I shall not be producing some lurid kiss-and-tell drivel worthy of serialisation in the Daily Sport.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so not 'Martin Salter - A Member At Your Convenience'

with an introduction by Tony Page, then?

Anonymous said...

Ooh hoo! 'Kiss and Tell'!

St Martin has clearly been reading extracts from the Keith Richards tome
( speaking of his 'encounter' with Marianne Faithful in Mick's absence, he says 'While he's missing it, I'm kissing it').

He also accuese Mick of having 'A tiny todger'.
Will St M be making reference to todgers in his tome?

St Martin S, Reading said...

I can assure you that there will be no such references to anything of that nature, Anonymous 23:56.

I'm writing a serious political autobiography, not homo-erotic fiction.

Still, I'm more than happy to do that photo shoot for Attitude if the money's good enough. That reminds, they still haven't responded to any of my messages. Off to chase them up.