The Boot on the Other Foot, by Gordon Lawrie

OK, now the original story for this week. This one has a sliver of non-fiction in it, together with a fair dollop of wishful thinking. I’m not “the author”, by the way.

The Boot on the Other Foot, by Gordon Lawrie

Amelia, a second-year history student, reviewed books for the student magazine.

Seeing an advert in a local bookshop, she’d signed up for a free author event offering pre-event wine and requested a free review copy.

Not taking to the author – a distinguished academic publishing her first novel – Amelia admitted in her scathing book review that she’d been biased accordingly. However, she was entitled to her opinion.

Months later, it transpired that the academic/author worked part-time in the history department, had marked Amelia’s exams and – not thinking them much good – had failed her. Naturally, she too was entitled to her opinion.

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