The Daily Record, one of Scotland’s national newspapers ran a fantastic article all about Silly Beggar, including excerpts and images from the book.
Under the Headline “Cheeky Begg@r”, it reads: “Skint James Spence sent emails to some of Britain’s biggest companies trying to blag freebies… and it paid off”
“JAMES Spence graduated, got married and then bought a house all within a matter of months. As a consequence he was broke, He said: “Cash-wise, I was just breaking even - and this was long before anyone had heard of the credit crunch.” Instead of sitting and feeling sorry for himself, he decided to do something about it, and have some fun at the same time. James, from Fife, embarked on a campaign to bag as many freebies as he could from some of the biggest companies in Britain, including Blockbuster and Starbucks. His new book, Silly Beggar, charts the emails he sent to companies and the replies he received.”
“Silly Beggar, The World’s Stupidest Begging Letters By James Spence Published by Aurora Metro Press on May 14 priced £11.99 and available at www.aurorametro.com”
The article then gives some (shortened) examples of a few of the letters appearing in the book. But why take my word for it? Here’s a link to the article on the Daily Record website. What a great start to the promotion of the book, two weeks before it’s even released!