Author Amis in war of words with newsreader
A public war of words has broken out between novelist Martin Amis and former newsreader Anna Ford.
The public spat began when Ford (66) said in a public letter that the writer should have a "closer and more honest look at yourself in relation to others".
Amis (60) in turn has retaliated, saying that Ford's "surprise attack" was "ungenerous and self-defeating".
Ford penned an open letter to the 'Guardian' saying Amis should take a closer look at himself after he wrote an article on his treatment in the press.
She accused him of narcissism, smoking over her late husband's deathbed and neglect of his godfatherly duties to her daughter Claire.