Tuesday, 9 June 2009
The world of Nepotism reached new heights yesterday when Mrs Capel from Capel and Land, a very big noise in the world of literary agents received over £1 Million pounds last year from the publishing house Quercus, run by Mrs Capel's husband, Mr Cheetham. He bought 25 books from his wife's agency. All very above board, and I'm sure the books were worth whatever sums were passed across the breakfast table. I hope the authors were not short changed. Quercus lost £265,000 last year and the Finance Director has been seen on Threadneedle Street with a bowl doing an Oliver. Of course there maybe nothing in this, and my cynicism may be unplaced but it does raise a few questions.