Alistair Campbell, the former Downing Street communications chief, received an unwelcome literary accolade today.
His book The Blair Years topped the charts of a list of the latest literary works most often left behind in hotel rooms, compiled by hotel chain Travelodge.
This cracked me up. Why on earth is Travelodge tallying left-behind books?
Never mind. What interests me even more is why the Telegraph believes it's a shame to top the list of left-behinds. Why assume that people abandoned the books because they didn't like or weren't able to finish them? For all we know, the books were thoroughly enjoyed and digested and then left by oversight or to lighten suitcase loads.
The new Harry Potter book was Number 10 on the left-behind list.
So. What books have you left behind on planes, trains, and in hotel rooms? And why did you leave them?