Guest Post by W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman

The fine gentlemen listed above have no idea they are guest-posting on Through the Looking Glass. But the fact is that they have already published a book — a few in fact — so they can afford to loan me a few words while I muddle along trying to figure out what goes into a book proposal.

What? Um, nothing!

Please enjoy these scanned pages from And Now All This, the slightly less hilarious sequel to the greatest history book of all time, 1066 And All That. I do not include the entire chapter, as it gets a bit repetitive, but rather highlight the, um, highlights.

From the introduction (clickable for readability):

And Now All This

Mouffler en Suprise

Some Futility Garments (I’ve made so many):

Futility Garments



And in summary:

Why Knit? Why Knot.

6 thoughts on “Guest Post by W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman

  1. nova

    September 6, 2007 at 3:31am

    When I worked for a literary agent she would recommend to all prospective clients, and to writers she was rejecting, a book on writing proposals for nonfiction: “How to Write a Book Proposal” by Michael Larsen. She dictated the rejection letters and I typed them for her. I can’t tell you how many times I typed the title of that book. I swear, she must have been getting kickbacks. Either that or it’s really, really helpful. I have no idea; I’ve never read it.

    I hope your proposal is the one about crafts for boys… I think that’s a really good idea.

  2. Jess

    September 6, 2007 at 7:14am

    Dangerously speculative knitting! Rafs! Book proposals! All this in one entry!

  3. Katherine

    September 6, 2007 at 8:28am

    Dear me. I think I just thoroughly enjoyed myself.

  4. Amy

    September 6, 2007 at 9:57am

    If you write this book, I will buy it.

    And since, at this point, your little boy is the only little boy with whom I am greatly familiar, I will send you any things that I happen to make.

    You cannot fail to win in this scenario.

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