When I talk with people about the book, they often jokingly suggest that I might make money out being an author. They seem to think that this might be something of a motive for me. Well, I have earned a little money, but not very much. From the three thousand copies of the first edition that were sold, I ended up with a total income of around three thousand pounds over four or five years. After tax, it ends up as a pretty paltry return for years of graft. On the positive side there is the very pleasing aspect that the money arrives long after the work has been completed and so comes as something of a surprise!

Michael de Podesta 5/4/2002