Barbara, Laura, Jade and Gareth

Well, here is a little Blog news for a change, as opposed to having nothing to read but two extracts from my book.  (Well, let’s face it, I don’t do that often, so you can hardly expect an apology!).

Saw Barbara earlier in the week.  Or should I say: saw Barbara, her daughter Laura, her grand-daughter Jade and Gareth (for good measure!).  I met them all Tuesday just gone, and that made a refreshing break.  In more ways than one actually, as we also had some wine.

We just caught up with a few things; but then, being the Patron of  TheYorkshire Robin Hood Society, I do expect to be brought up to date sometimes!  All good stuff – even including all the scandal! (which I won’t mention here!).

Well. I can tell you some, I suppose.  Laura brought up the question of my last book,  “In the Shadow of the Highgate Vampire” which Barbara had given her to read.  I asked her what she thought of it and she said ‘parts of it were indecent’ – although she said she hadn’t read it all yet!  Now I don’t know whether to take that as a compliment, because when I asked her ‘which ‘parts’, she wouldn’t say!  So I guessed either she meant me kissing a certain young French student in a hay loft back in 1966, or I might have missed something!  Obviously, she didn’t!

But apart from that, we just talked.  It had been a long day for them, after all.  Yorkshire isn’t exactly a close place to get to – or from.

I also gave Barbara a copy of my new book “Pact with the Devil” – now in printed form.  She is mentioned in it concerning events back from 2007, so I thought she had a right to see it.

Anyway, they stayed in a nice hotel in North London, so hope they all had a good time.

What else?  I have still been working on the 2nd Volume of my autobiography, which is still on schedule for this year.  The title is a secret at the moment, as is the content – apart from the two short extracts I’ve released here.  It covers the years from 1974 until the early 1990’s – I can tell you that at least.

So, its about 10.50.  Well, at least another hour before Sunday!  Sorry its late anyway,

For the moment,









  • reply rob ,

    Hi david,
    It’s been a while. Been really busy, but notice Pact With The Devil ready. Could I ask you to send me a copy asap and I will get a cheque off to you on reciept. Looking forward to reading it.
    Rob Milne

    • reply David Farrant ,

      HI Mr. Milne

      No need to send any money, I’ll get a copy up to you. (Still at the same mansion address, I presume?)

      Don’t know if you’ve been following Arcadia, but on the “Highgate Vampire” Thread, Barbara started another one called “New Conspicacy book and Robin Hood (or something like that). She’s just had a long chapter on the Robin Hood ‘Conspiracy Theory’ published in it by a large American Publisher. Somebody called “Archangel Michael” published up the details on it with an extract. Think its on Page 10. Have a look as I don’t have the details to hand at the moment.

      Hope you’re behaving yourself up there Milne, and leaving all those Stotts Lasses alone!

      For now,


      • reply rob ,

        AYE, MAN,
        same address. It’s those lassies who won’t leave me alone [ I wish :-}] Look forward to reading this one, but please invoice me. Put the cash towards a new kilt or something. I’ll give you a quick call when I get it.
        Again, cheers’,
        the haggis-scoffing lothario

        • reply David Farrant ,

          Hello again Mr Milne

          Yes, this will be the ‘book of books’ – at least, in setting straight some of the stuff which was invented; indeed, which is still being invented!

          But wait, and thou shalt see, O great Milano!


          PS I wouldn’t be seen dead in a bloody kilt!!!

          • reply rob ,

            neither would I

            • reply rob ,

              Hi David,
              You sent me book yet ?

              • reply barbara green ,

                Hi David–I enjoyed my short visit and already e mailed you with somebits and pieces of news, including the sad news re the loss of my cat who was taken ill on Friday when I returned and passed away on Wednesday–very upsetting and unexpected. As for your review by my daughter,well I get the same –not “indecent” but other comments, so not to worry.

                Must go, will speak later


                • reply David Farrant ,

                  I’m not worried in the least Barbara. I’ve had far worse things said against me; many have been forthcoming due to ‘female spite’, but I think you know all about those!
                  Don’t get me wrong; I am definitely not saying that Laura was being spiteful when she criticised my last book – in fact, I know she wasn’t.
                  As I said, just tell her though that when I finish the 2nd Volume this year, I shall be giving her a dedication in the book. Something like . . .
                  “For Laura, and her great appreciation of Volume 1 of this best-selling title” – or something like that!
                  Just trying to thank her really for her appreciation of my writing ability!

                  On a serious note, I am sorry to learn about your cat. I saw them all when I was there in 2005 and know they had a good home and were well looked after. I think they knew it as well.

                  So speak soon

                  • reply rob ,

                    Hi Davud,
                    Sorry to be a pain, but have you sent the book yet?

                    • reply David Farrant ,

                      My dear Roberto,

                      I can assure you the book will arrive very, very soon. I didn’t realise there would be such a demand for it. it seems many people want the record set straight so perhaps that is why.

                      I wish to talk to you about another matter so I will email you this evening. So expect that.

                      ’til a little later

                      • reply rob ,

                        My Dear David,
                        My e-mail account has gone west. I am in the process of setting up a new one, so perhaps you would like to give me a quick call after 10pm over the next few days to discuss the other matter. Look forward to hearing from you.

                        • reply David Farrant ,

                          You mean your email account has gone ‘roamin in the gloamin’ don’t you!?

                          No problem though, I will phone you later.


                          • reply David Farrant ,

                            Yes, nice to have talked to you earlier Rob.

                            I have double checked, the book was definitely posted. Not sent RD but should have arrived by now. Maybe it went as a small packet because it is quite thick (if so my mistake dear Count) but you should get it soon now.

                            For now esteemd Count!


                            • reply rob ,

                              book arrived at last. Bloody post! It was so slow that I thought that you had finally shuffled of this mortal coil. Got to work today, but have given the book a quick once-over. God help us ! It looks sensational. Certain parties won’t be too pleased but I laughed so much I nearly choked on my muesli. Not to mention almost wetting my bloomers. This is HOT stuff indeed. Can’t wait to get stuck in tonight.

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