Ella David’s reference from Peter

CBA ADVERTISING

100 Dean Street, W.1. Telephone: 01 734 1000

20 November 1982

To whom it may concern,

Re: Ella David reference

My name is Peter Richards, Creative Director par excellence of CBA Advertising.

Ella David has been my copywriter for some years and has written a number of award-winning campaigns. She will work her arse off for you – believe me, there’s enough of it so you will get your money’s worth.

She seems unable to keep a boyfriend so no worries about her getting knocked up and leaving you in the lurch

If you’ve got any female accounts like chocolate, fashion and tampons, she’s your girl.

Ella is moving on as I have just hired a very attractive copywriter who is better suited to our client roster.

A word to the wise, Ella has recently developed worryingly altruistic tendencies. Can you believe, she has written a charity ad for nothing?!!!! Ergo, you may well be able to get her for a knock-down salary.

I would be eternally grateful if you could take her off my hands. If I can be of any further help, don’t hesitate to contact me or simply cash the enclosed cheque.

Yours in eager anticipation,

Peter Richards

Creative Director CBA Advertising

Two of the oldest and best patisseries in Soho are Ella’s favourites. And mine. I discovered them in the ‘80’s. Thankfully, they are still there, magical places, serving up the most authentic croissants in town. Why not pop in next time you’re in town?

Maison Bertaux: 28 Greek Street, Soho

Patisserie Valerie: 44 Old Compton Street, Soho