Back from Florence now, and it was absolutely fantastic. I loved the food, I loved the sightseeing, and I have a stack of souvenirs such as local paper, a personal seal, some prints, and a lot of books from the museums . . .

There’s less than a month to go till the release of The Mortal Word, and as you can probably imagine, I’m trying not to count the days. Or at least, not too much. Or too audibly.

For people in America, here’s a giveaway for The Mortal Word (till the 6th November):
https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/the-mortal-word-dedicated-giveaway

And for people in the UK – I’m delighted to let you know that The Lost Plot ebook is currently on amazon at just £1.19 – so you can catch up on the Perils of Irene before we hit book five. (Hit the ground running, as Irene might put it . . .)