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Well, there’s been too much going on recently, what with the two books being launched, so we have taken a day off. Actually, only part of a day.

Trouble is, the day of this photo I was actually opening a professional book fair in Topsham. Day before, I was off the whole day (Saturday) to sit on a stage with the wonderful Frances Fyfield in Bromley. Bromley from Devon meant leaving home at about nine and getting back at about nine. A long day – but at least I could get cracking with the copy edit of book 26, the King Of Thieves. A fun story, if I say so myself.

And the real problem of all these events is the cost in time and money. OK, when I go to give a professional job, I will be paid. But when we went to launch the Medieval Murderers’ latest at Toppings’, that cost me money. I saw a book on medieval mercenaries which was essential.

Bromley was OK, because it was in a library, and that is always safe. But Topsham was a professional booksellers’ event. And they were very professional. I walked out of there £80 lighter. So I needed a little time by the beach!

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