The Friday Song!
I’m heading off with my downstairs neighbours to Marseilles for the weekend – the English add an ‘s’ at the end for some reason – and I’m not taking this laptop with me because I just delivered the final version of the new Bryant & May novel, ‘The Lonely Hour’, to my agents last night and can now take a long weekend off before I start a new book on Tuesday.
Actually, I’ll be working on two books; a new thriller which I’m very excited about, possibly for my LK Fox pseudonym (I dumped the second volume I’d been planning and came up with an entirely different idea) and ‘England’s Finest’, another collection of untold cases for our decrepit detectives, among which will be the solution to the puzzle of the body found in the basement of the PCU, in ‘Bryant & May and the Consul’s Son’.
Meanwhile, as it’s Friday let’s have a song, and it’s karaoke so you can try to keep up, which won’t be possible. It’s in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ film but is actually from ‘Ruddigore’, one of the least performed Gilbert & Sullivan operas, written at a time when they were at their peak. The picture quality is lousy because YouTube has upgraded their formatting and all older clips need to be uploaded again, which will probably never happen. So we’ll sing this song because It Really Doesn’t Matter…