There was a lovely T-shirt printed not that long ago which I
really wished I had purchased. It simply said something like "So
many books - so little time".
Well I certainly feel that at the moment as I browse through the
catalogues to decide just how many books and interviews I can
tackle while fitting in all the other bits of work which annoyingly
get in the way.
The first bit of good news though is to say that it looks as
though an interview with the wonderful Margaret Forster is on the
cards. I haven't had confirmation yet but Isa and
May is out next month and if Chatto's blurb is to be believed
(In this engaging, intriguing novel about a young
woman and two grandmothers, Margaret Forster uncovers the shocks
that family history reveals.) then it should
be a cracking read.
We didn't get an interview with Sarah Waters when The Little
Stranger was first published last year. Well to be perfectly
honest I thought that the world and her husband would be after her
so I took my eye off the ball and suddenly, Bingo!, the paperback
version is out. I've just started it and in true Waters' style, it
slips down like good wine. Blink, and you've read 100 pages. We
will keep you posted if our request for an interview is granted.
Meanwhile every available digit is tightly crossed.
Before Spring is out Martin Amis and Roddy Doyle are also
publishing, so if I can't find that T-shirt, I may have to print
one up of my own.