|Basil Chambers, Chief Finance Officer|
The TMB's Chief Finance Officer, Mr Basil Chambers, said he welcomed the news, but cautioned against over-optimism. "While this is obviously good news, we have to remember that most people don't read books these days. I'd like to see the TMB diversify into other media where tripe can make a mark - perhaps a Christmas single?"
Speaking from his Lytham home, where he had interrupted a family christening, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "This gives the lie to those who say tripe is 'yesterday's food'. More and more people are looking afresh at tripe and asking themselves 'Why not?' I'd like to thank all those 'early adopters' who have bought - and sometimes even read - our books."
Sir Norman went on to congratulate the staff who worked in TMB Books: "There's no doubt that our strategy is starting to work. If we can persuade people to read a tripe book, it's just a small step to persuading them to try tripe. I sense we are turning the corner," he said.