Speaking at a gala dinner hosted by the Pemberton Ladies' Circle last night, Sir Norman said: "I'm extremely encouraged that we managed to sell over 150 copies of a diary that has hitherto only been available within the tripe industry. When we decided to publish our diary more widely, there were some in the offal industry - and they know who they are - who said we were mad. But the figures speak for themselves."
The TMB 2014 Diary is still available for sale and is also available on Kindle for people who don't like books or who don't like to pay more than £1.33 for a diary.
Sir Norman expressed his thanks to Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and the Reverend Richard Coles for contributing recipes to the diary and thanked everyone who had purchased one or helped to promote it, including cricket commentators David 'Bumble' Lloyd and Mike Atherton. "There's no doubt that the diary will play a key role in our campaign to make 2015 the Year of Tripe," he said.