The postman rang the doorbell at 9 o’clock this morning. It is difficult to begrudge him when he does this on a Saturday, because it only means he is bearing a parcel and parcels are always good. The parcel this morning contained ten copies of this:
I struggle to know what to write about this book, largely because it’s always odd to write about something you have written, so I’m not quite sure how to proceed … but I do want to say that this book is so much fun. Josh Bauman’s illustrations are fantastic. He has given me exceptionally good legs (and I do appear on numerous pages, joining in or checking out the Germans) and there is such warmth and humour and detail in his depictions.
If you want to get this for Christmas, may I suggest you order it now? The paperback takes between 8-10 days, and Christmas is in 9 (10, if you celebrate on the 25th) so you better get to it. Of course, there’s also an ebook version, if that’s more your cup of tea.