Who is the best-loved writer in the solar system?

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Yesterday I saw a café which claimed to be ‘Britain’s favourite coffee-place.’  There was no sign of the advertising agency complaining.  It got me thinking.

I am a writer.  My wife really loves me.  My goldfish loves me.  So what’s to stop me claiming to be the best-loved writer in the country?

Why stop there?  Like a little child who cites his address in ever grander terms, I speedily concluded that I am the best-loved writer in Europe.  I’m selling in the USA through Amazon and the rest of the world through Smashwords.  So I am the best-loved writer in the world.

Hold your horses, Martin.  NASA and Patrick Moore reckon there is no sentient life-form in the rest of the solar system capable of understanding the QWERTY keyboard.  So I seem to be on safe ground in claiming to be ‘Martin Lake.  The Best-Loved Writer in the Solar System.’   Or Martin Lake BLWITSS


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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