Part 1, January 26 Summary
Stark writes that Ashton did not embarrass him or the company; he only wishes the tea had been hotter and she had aimed lower. The press is eager to get him to make a statement regarding the incident and Gilbert’s “latest muckraking,” and he will oblige them soon. His statement will about the degenerate state of journalism, not about Ashton or Dartry.
He has decided that they should not extend her book tour to Scotland. Sales of Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War are extraordinary, and he thinks she should come home. Ashton also has a job offer from the Times. They want a long article from her for their supplement, one of a three-part series which will be published in successive issues. He is going to...
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