Perhaps I should explain. This was an idea for publicity for Babylon Steel thrown away as an offhand comment by writer Gary Couzens at a T Party meeting. ‘You should have some cards like the ones working girls put in phone boxes,’ sez he, at which I go, ‘You know what…’ and inform my publishers of said idea. They, bless them, leap upon it with glee and the result is a set of cards with, on one side, a perfectly respectable copy of the book cover with some very nice remarks by the lovely Mike Carey. The other side...well, see below.
I suppose it’s possible that umbrage as well as eyebrows may be raised in some quarters – but frankly, I am writing about people who work in the sex industry, however fantastical the setting, and a little tongue-in-cheek homage to those who do it in the real world doesn’t seem out of place to me.