I took a copy of the book round to Colin Thubron – his quote on the front has made a lot of difference. Do a telephone interview with the Observer (there should be something in the Escape part of the paper this Sunday). They need a colour photograph – luckily I remembered I had had one taken at the book fair by the Wexas magazine and James Innes Williams kindly says I can use it. Hear from Waterstones that they have made it core stock and it will go out to about 150 stores. Fantastic. Literary Review have held back the review – maybe the June issue – but at least that means I can stop going into my newsagents asking for the May issue. They must think me mad!