I've been gently taken to task by Liz Holliday:
I was having a look at your website when I came across this - I think it's a typo, not a joke?
"I mention the publisher because I had a rye smile when I saw them credited in the foreword of Andrea Levy's The Long Song as one of the 'best publishing houses in Britain'."
(It's the 'rye' that's the problem!)
And my reply?
Oooops! And me a former English teacher! Yes, Liz, it is a typo and I
will endeavour to change it asap. Thinking back I had a feeling all was
not quite right when I wrote it but was too lazy to pick up a dictionary