a box of books

One more little milestone to tick off – my box of official author's copies arrived today! Now it's all beginning to feel really real. The next tick will come when I see a copy in a bookshop somewhere … Ten days to go until the launch. If you plan to come but haven't yet said so, …

Arrival

I've always wondered what this would feel like. I went out to collect the mail, and found a small package in the  mailbox – my book, back from the printers! My real, actual, physical, touchable, super-shiny BOOK! (Colour balance in the photo is a bit off – glossy cover and all that. But still!) I …

Duffy Furiosa

I'm behind the times again. (Being sick for a week will do that to you.) Carol Ann Duffy has offered her first official poem as UK Poet Laureate, called "Politics", and it's a cracker – read it here. (In case you're wondering where the title of this post comes from, it's from Prof. John Sutherland's commentary …