have created something of a miniature literary empire for themselves.
Who knew we could build an empire without working out on our (bronz’d) thews?
Since the only empire we know of that fell and rose again was Reggie Perrin‘s and since we have recently been watching the wonderful and despair-inducing 2nd series of Rome on the televisual box now we are worrying how bloody our empire’s fall will be. Eek! We surrender, we surrender!