I know it's Cliff Richard's birthday today but I'm sorry there are far more important things going on here.
It's happening any day now and things are quietly starting to build up.Amazing that this all began with a story on here, "The Day War Broke Out" on September 3rd last year.
We've just spent a pleasurable morning at the kitchen table helping the Tinker sign 300 copies of Bugle Boy and suddenly we see the book in quantity for the first time.We had the coffee and doughnuts first then with all hands washed and surfaces cleared of jam and sugar we set to work.
We went for the production line approach, unpacked, stacked, opened at right page, passed across, signed, passed back, repacked and with a little break inbetween each box we were done in an hour. I was the passer-acrosser.
Various TV and radio appearances are shaping up for the Tinker which I'll keep you all in touch with, so there is much planning in progress and we are on a sort of stand-by for all eventualities.
I've read the book again countless times and it still leaves a lump in my throat so we are looking forward to others having a chance to see it.Like all first time authors the Tinker is a little nervous about the well-being of his baby, this is a part of his life that even his family hardly knew about let alone the rest of the world and suddenly it will all be for public consumption.
All news of bookshop sightings in the coming weeks gratefully received and a picture of books on shelves in shops would just have us all jumping up and down with excitement.I know you'd feel stupid taking pictures in the middle of a bookshop but trust me, the first picture is the worst and after that you couldn't care less, look at me on here.
We'll be marching off on a few sighting missions of our own soon too.