I know I’m in a bit of a flurry at the moment posting wise, but this is all rather exciting. I’ll calm down soon.
Went into my local Tesco, and walked up and down not spotting IoD and telling myself not to be disappointed. Headline have persuaded them to make me a ‘hot pick’, so I know I’ll be there sometime, this is only day one, blah, blah.
Then I spotted it. No 13 on their paperback charts. More gibbering excitement.
There is a man who sells The Big Issue outside Tesco Surrey Quays. I’ve chatted to him a couple of times, so I viciously took advantage of the fact he was standing still to tell him about it. (Ned wasn’t there, makes it dangerous for others). He asked about the book and it turns out he did a history degree. I mentioned IoD is set in 1780. ‘Oh, Gordon riots?’ he says.
He promised to tell me if he likes the book, and not to mention it if he doesn’t. Now I’m just worried he’s going to find all sorts of screaming anachronisms.
A cousin of mine texted me to say that she just bought the book in WHSmith and got into conversation with a couple of customers about it. Seems one had already read and enjoyed it, and the other went and picked up a copy. It’s great having a large and friendly family. It’s like having a free PR firm.