Hello, Powell's. For Sebastian's last blog posting, I've traveled off to London to film him especially for you. At 10am, I rang his doorbell ? you know the door, it's the one with the sign:
Sebastian welcomed me with open arms, top-hat on, and we proceeded to film this exclusive reading for you. At his home in Soho, in front of the skulls and fire....
This has been quite a week for us. Articles have run coast-to-coast and bloggers are debating whether or not it this is all a media stunt (I assure you, it's not) and whether or not we should let Sebastian Horsley into America to promote his memoir Dandy in the Underworld. I think we should, don't you?
Terence Blacker, in an opinion piece in the Independent ( UK) sums up my feelings when he writes: "Banning an inappropriate writer from speaking in a country is but a small step from banning inappropriate books."
So then, let us allow writers to speak for themselves. PEN (www.pen.org) has stepped in and has invited Sebastian to attend the Festival of International Literature at the end of April. Let's hope we get him in.
Sebastian and I would like to thank you for all of your support and well wishes. Books wouldn't be here without you.
?Carrie, Publisher of Moral Turpitude.
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I'm a useless Dandy. I'm almost bankrupt. I'll either commit suicide or be dead at 45 because I will have said all that there is to say. Will you marry me?
I know I'm a controversial figure. People either dislike me or hate me. But then, not even Jesus was loved by everybody.
I'm going to give you a little reading, a rare reading because I can't be there in presence, my absence is my presence. What is rarer than a first edition of this book? No edition or a second edition?
Thank you darlings, thank you.