My regular reader may be forgiven for wondering if I was indisposed. Two weeks without posting. Tsk, tsk. It’s just that it’s that time of year. I can go months without anyone asking me anything, but when publication dates come round my writing habits become of brief interest to the world. And this year…

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As trailed a few weeks ago I’m now delighted to confirm personal appearances by Humble Companion Nellie Buzzard and her coachman, Dick Morphew, at the Chiswick Book Festival on September 15th. I’m obliged, under the terms of the Trade Descriptions Act (1968), to warn you that Nellie doesn’t look anything like as cute as her…

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    Someone said to me, ‘It must give you such a thrill, to walk into a bookshop and see your book on the shelf.’  Well, yes. Also, no. There was a time. Then I went through a brief phase of writing humorous non-fiction that didn’t belong with the joke books and didn’t quite belong in the psychology…

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