For the record...

Like lots of famous people, Tom gets sent lots of free stuff.

In the last consignment, in amongst all the stuff was a book. Presumably the publisher is hoping that Tom might be spotted reading the book? But alas, against the trainers and the clothes, the book did not stand much of a chance. A waste of a copy then? Well not quite.

The book is THE HOLOCAUST by Laurence Rees, published by Penguin - and I am happy to report here on my increasingly popular blog; it is a compelling and important book that I can happily recommend.

Okay, perhaps not the Holland endorsement that they were after - and so fuel to the cynic claiming that the publisher has ulterior motives.

This is not my view and just to be clear - I would never use my son in an attempt to sell a book that I might have written!