The charity auction has now raised £396 for Animal Aid
. I'm rather pleased with this sum and wish to extend my gratitude to those who have made bids so far!
But remember: you don't have to bid a sum higher than those already bid. A minimum bid of $25 will secure you a copy of the book and a place as a gladiator in the novel, provided nobody else comes along and trumps your bid. Only the six highest bids will become gladiators; if you are seventh you won't be a gladiator but you won't lose any money.
And if you have already pre-ordered the book, the sum you spent on buying it will be deducted from your bid, so you won't lose out!
Click on this link to Meteor House
to get involved...
Today's style of gladiator is called the "existentialist". It's good at fighting itself. Here you can see me giving myself some stick. But the guy on the left is so busy posing for the camera that he doesn't realise he's about to be clocked by the guy on the right! No matter. Even if I lose, I win! Conversely, if I win, I also lose! That's life.