The advantage of my Freedom Pass is immense … I jump on and off of tubes and buses with impunity … today I went to the Kilburn Bookshop – Sarah Austin an ex-employee of the Travel Bookshop works there – very nice to see her – and they ordered a ‘pile’ of books. Then I go to the Queens Park Bookshop – when I get back I do fiddly things before settling down to write more envelopes. I also send out the first batch of e-mails to shops around the country. There are at least 1200 on my database – but I have split them into 100s. Some immediate answers and a fair amount are rejected. Vicky Warren rings to arrange an interview in April.