WHEN it comes to ready wit, you can’t fault Martin Amis. At his book signing, a cocky journo asked him to autograph a copy of The War Against Cliches with something unconventional.
“Please don’t sign that with ‘warm regards’,” she said. Amis obliged by addressing her as his “beloved” in the inscription. The journo has been showing the book off & Amis achieved what he set out to do: keep her friends “guessing”.