Sorry to have suspended my travelogue at the crucial moment of our arrival at the Diamond Club but there’s been a disturbing development that cannot be taken lightly. I’ve received an injunction from lawyers in Palermo to prevent publication of my story in any medium whatsoever. Whilst an occasional hazard for an author, the appearance of a horse’s head in my sleeping bag can’t have been a complete coincidence.
I’m plucking up courage to telephone Palermo to discover what this is all about, resolving it the best I can. Whatever the outcome I’ll have to choose my words very carefully.