Wild Animals

Nothing more than Peter’s heavy-handed method of sneaking his feeble darling, UNDER VENUS, into print after he miraculously had accumulated enough clout to do so. Here at Popham, we have a term for such tactics, and the term is, well, perhaps not “bullying,” but “strongarm tactics” comes near enough. The maudlin “Introduction” is at all costs to be avoided except in cases of severe sugar-deficiency. When his publishers graciously arranged for a mass-market paperback edition of the above-mentioned feeble darling, Peter responded in typical fashion, i.e. by moving to another firm or “house.”

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