(Posted by Ben)
So, decision time…
Four excellent suggestions, all of whom are potentially brilliant bloggers, but only one winner…
Is it to be Julie Burchill (Alan’s choice, after some deliberation)?
Or Lily Savage (Miss Mish)?
Or Christopher Isherwood (la Byd)?
Or Dorothy Parker (Paul)?
How to choose between them? Oh well, here goes…
For the sake of the team dynamic, I’m inclined to go for another woman, which rules Isherwood out – sorry la Byd.
Lily Savage and Aunt Cyn would certainly get on famously, but I can imagine them forming something of a hareem – guzzling cooking sherry together and taking great pleasure in tweaking D H Lawrence’s beard and upsetting Alan Bennett with all manner of lurid suggestions. Perhaps not the best appointment in the interests of team morale – sorry Mish.
Which leaves Dorothy Parker and Julie Burchill. Cynicism and bitchiness v plain bitchiness. Though cynicism is a trait I admire, with the likes of Lawrence, Morrissey and Will Self already onboard, choosing Dorothy Parker could be overkill – sorry Paul.
So, the seventh member of the Guest Blogging Dream Team is Julie Burchill – congratulations to Alan! A copy of Will Self’s ‘How The Dead Live’ is yours to treasure.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition – and to everyone who read the posts.