My friend Angus just sent me an email explaining that he can’t come to the book party because his mother-in-law is ill. Fair enough. With the generosity of spirit that really distinguishes him, he adds:
On a brighter note: good to see the worm book both in the shops and getting reviewed. I hope it fulfils both your expectations and S&S’s.
So naturally, I rang up, and asked what reviews? where reviews? And he couldn’t remember. “It must have been the Guardian, or the Telegraph, because they’re the only papers that we get on Saturdays. I remember there was this picture of a beautiful blue worm.”
But it’s not in the Guardian And it’s not on the Telegraphs web site. And it’s not on anyone else’s web site.
Unlike every other author in the world, I do read my reviews, and I do care about them, and I want to know where this one is.
I hope this desire persists even after I’ve found it.