I remember when I first started working on the plot for my book The Rachel Redemption (originally called The Strange Case of the Prime Minister’s Wife) with it’s depiction of the PM’s saintly wife having an affair – I thought: is this just too ridiculous? Now – if recent rumours are to be believed – maybe the idea is not that far-fetched… I’m not saying any more at the mo, tho!
To digress just a little, hope everyone enjoyed the Sound of Change PR exercise – oops, sorry – genuine show of political awareness by strong female role models (?!) like Beyonce, Madonna, J-Lo and so on… Pity that there was so much emphasis on the participants’ physical appearance – in particular Madge’s curiously puffy face. Well, their fame has always been based on how they look so even if they now hastily grab a convenient feminist fig-leaf of sorts to perform beyond no-one’s really convinced. I’d have preferred it if they had all turned out in shapeless boiler-suits and danced around in Pussy Riot style. Now that’s girl power!