Sunday, 21 December 2008
I just want to wish all my readers a happy festive season and to thank them for the support they have given me throughout 2008.
At this time of year things get hectic and it can be hard to keep focused. But I am dutifully combing through the copy-edited manuscript of the Sequel to The Russian Concubine - (to be called The Concubine's Secret in the UK and The Girl from Junchow in the US) - while I chop chestnuts with one hand and dangle chocolates on the tree with the other. Already plans are pouring in for 2009 - a new book cover being designed, a tour of the UK in February, a research schedule and, of course, a new book to write. As if I could forget that!
But times ahead are looking tough for 2009 in every part of the world, so I hope we can all find respite in the books that give us pleasure.
Happy reading and happy Christmas.