Fiction and humour writer Brett invents what might have been found in the imaginary wastepaper baskets of the famous and great from history. Things could have been very different if King Arthur had figured out the seating plan for a square table, if Picasso hadn't received the wrong prescription for his spectacles or if Ronald Reagan hadn't misspelled 'unclear' as 'nuclear' in his lost letter to Gorbachev. He reveals lost scenes from Hemingway, the true origins of the Bayeux Tapestry, the first draft of "Waiting for Godot" where Godot entered in Scene One, and the Freudian slips in Sigmund Freud's more trivial correspondence.
Used availability for Simon Brett's On Second Thoughts
May 2006 : UK Hardback