WS's McLeod: I keep out of Wendy's way

Weber Shandwick chairman of public affairs Jon McLeod is this week living with the public expose of his failings as a spouse, it seems.

Monday saw the release of The School for Husbands, the latest tome by McLeod's best-selling novelist wife Wendy Holden.

It concerns a woman, Catherine, and her success- ful author husband, Alexander. But cracks start to appear in their marriage when Alex forgets Catherine's birthday.

Then, a library PR woman called Persephone tries to seduce Alex, and when he fails to come home one night, Catherine somewhat rashly calls in a divorce lawyer.

In a bid to save his marriage, Alex enrols on a course called 'The School for Husbands'.

So, is this a case of art mirroring life? Is McLeod not the perfect husband?

McLeod - who often works from the couple's Derbyshire home - responds: 'Certainly not, but I do try to keep out of her way when she's writing.'

He adds: 'I often find the best way for me to do this is by burying myself in client work.'

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