Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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The Guardian puts the record straight

Whether other people wrote in to complain, I don't know, but on Friday the Guardian online published the following in their Corrections and Clarifications column.

In common with most other papers we reported that 93-year-old Lorna Page, "suddenly prosperous on the advance and sales" of her novel A Dangerous Weakness (93-year-old novelist gives home to friends from care homes, page 5, August 11), had been able to buy a big detached house for herself and three of her friends. Aspiring writers (and housebuyers) should note that her publisher, AuthorHouse, is a self-publishing company whose website states: "For a modest financial investment you can choose what you want for your book."

I really wished they'd thought to check the story out more thoroughly before publishing, but at least it's something.

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