Cue instant confusion, and a number of initial thoughts - many quite bizarre. I didn't tweet anything mean about David Cameron, did I? Am I going to be the next Prime Minister?
Turns out it was a letter from the Office of Samantha Cameron, responding to an interview request I'd made earlier this year, to run at the same time 'How I Came To Hold You' is published.
Unfortunately, it was a no-go, but I appreciated the personal touch; it was evident that the letter was not simply a standard rejection template. Here is the full text:
I am writing on behalf of Mrs Cameron to thank you for your email of 24 October asking if she would agree to an interview for your new book, 'How I Came To Hold You'.
Mrs Cameron was flattered by your request for an interview, but in order to protect her own privacy and that of her family, she has a policy of not giving interviews. However, we will contact the charity, 'Sands', directly about ways that Mrs Cameron can offer her support.
She sends you her best wishes.
Fingers crossed that Sands receive a phone call or letter at some point in the near future; for me, though, it's back to the drawing board. I would like to organise a number of interviews for Spring 2013, around the time when 'How I Came To Hold You' will be published; the more publicity, the more money raised. If you have any contacts, either press or celebrity, please let me know via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing me at email@example.com.