Other than some satnav shenanigans as a result of a closed road in Grantham, my trip to the binders in Derbyshire went as smoothly as could be expected - not least because the book looks fantastic! I'm really pleased with the way it has turned out. If you had told me at the start of all this that this would be how it would look, I would have been amazed, and after all that has gone into making it over the last three years it was quite a thing to actually, finally, hold it in my hands. Of course the work doesn't stop with publication and behind the scenes I have been working with my printers to come up with a distribution plan for whatever might be thrown at us in terms of orders - and the possibility that things might get 'interesting' on that front has been vastly increased by the brilliant and persistent work of my publicist Angela. Here is what is coming up:
- Saturday 7th November: 4-page feature in the Telegraph magazine
- Tuesday 10th November: 9.05 a.m. interview on BFBS radio
- Wednesday 11th November: interview along with William Boyd on the Today programme on Radio 4 (time still to be confirmed).
- Wednesday 11th November: publication of Country Life magazine with 'I Shall Not Be Away Long' as their book of the week.
- The Observer
- The Daily Mail
- The Sunday Times