A chance discovery has made my week. In 2010 the seventh of my nine books was published, David and Goliatha: David Cameron – heir to Harman?. The subtitle was an allusion to Cameron’s purported claim to be the ‘heir to Blair’.
I’ve always enjoyed cartoons, and in my mid-teenage years (around 1973/4) I read Punch avidly every week. Among the talented cartoonists who featured regularly was Martin Honeysett, who had a way of capturing grotesque women like no other cartoonist. He seemed the perfect choice to draw a cartoon including Harriet Harman for the book’s cover, but I didn’t know if he was still alive. Fortunately he was, and living in Hastings. He accepted the commission, and he was a joy to work with. I’ve just stumbled across his original cartoon, which I had assumed permanently lost in the course of a house move in 2011. It’s the image on the front cover of the book:
David and Goliatha is out of print, but all of its content is contained within my eighth book, the snappily-titled The Glass Ceiling Delusion: the REAL reasons more women don’t reach senior positions.
Sadly Martin died four months ago, at the age of 71.