Love this. Jamie Byng, CEO at Canongate publishers (he was in the year below me at Edinburgh University – I try not to think about that too much) is putting his famous head of hair on the block. He’s raising money for The Howard League for Penal Reform, and to encourage Canongate fans to put their hands in their pockets, he’s promised to go under the knife with a graduated series of cuts (by which I don’t mean layers).
He’s currently 5% of the way to his target, £50,000, so the long locks look safe for now. But I’ll watch this one with interest… (and yes, I donated – seemed only fair having had such a good laugh about it!)