Fisticuffs and Conga, What Will The British Think of Next?

February 24th, 2006 · 4 Comments
by Booksquare

It’s Friday, February is slow (makes July and August seem like positively thrilling months), and we’ve hit rock bottom. First, pope news. Now feuding authors. Of course, no way could we resist pointing you to an article that starts like this:

Literary award ceremonies, generally speaking, are not particularly boisterous affairs. This year’s British Book Awards may, however, be an exception. The London hotel hosting the event, Grosvenor House, has asked for an “exclusion zone” between two of the shortlisted authors, Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson, on account of their now legendary personal feud having erupted into fisticuffs at a previous ceremony two years ago.

Is there anything cuter than authors erupting into fisticuffs? What are fisticuffs, anyway? Punches with no punch? Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned brawls. Mmm, brawls. Or an Arthur Murray demonstration, that works, too.

Morgan commented, “I am absolutely desperate to win, purely to see Jeremy Clarkson’s face as I do a little celebratory conga on stage”.

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