The Tripe Marketing Board has formally apologised for the delayed publication of the TMB 2016 Diary.
Sir Norman blamed the delay on a world shortage of dates, the lateness of this year's TMB Annual General Meeting and legal issues which had required the contents to be vetted by the board's solicitors. "In retrospect, including my letter to Jonathan Ross may have been a mistake as it has clearly contributed to the belated publication of the diary," he said.
The Diary can be purchased via this link. As well as being a week-to-view practical diary, it contains articles on tripe in literature, Sir Norman's address to the TMB's AGM, dozens of tripe facts and figures and an insight into the challenges faced in promoting tripe.
"Our publishing arm, TMB Books, has created some fantastic offers linked to the publication of the diary," Sir Norman said. "This is to acknowledge the delay in publication, but also recognises the fact that not many people have been buying the other books," he added.