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Andy Field (who actually gave me a v. helpful response to a query via Twitter...) demonstrates how it should be done:
I'm on study leave writing 'Discovering Statistics Using SPSS 4'. This essentially means that I'm locked in a mental Dungeon for the next 6 months in which intrusions from the outside world are like needles lancing my brain. They hurt, and hence I'm going to ignore them. If you really need to get hold of me then you should write a letter and insert it into the stale bread that they push through my cell door every morning. Or you can follow my demented ramblings (or 'progress' as some people call it) on Facebook and Twitter.
I will start to emerge back into reality (some might argue I was never in it) sometime in April 2012, at which point please resend your email if you still require a response.