No book review this week – I haven’t had time to do a particular book justice in my reading.
But I have been in a few bookshops in London. It’s always good to see one’s own books on sale, even if they sometimes take a bit of tracking down sometimes. This copy of Remarkable Birds was in the insects section until I gave it a bit of help to find a more prominent and appropriate location.
Sometimes I find my books in the section of Waterstones they label ‘Smart thinking’ and I puff out my chest when that happens – I bet readers do the same when they take a book off those shelves and are slightly less likely to put it back again or else they will look as though they are rejecting smart thinking.
But this time I found a copy of Helen Piclher’s Bring Back the King in that section – highly appropriate.
Q: as Penelope Lively been out twitching?
A: No, I don’t think so, but even having birds on your cover seems to sell books.