Did a signing for Waterstone’s Nottingham on Saturday and managed to sell 30 copies. Jo Brand had been in the day before and did 34 copies. Ooo! Victory to Brand. Next stop is Trafford Centre (23 Oct, 11am), where I have a bit of a fan base, so if Brand dares show her face there, she’d better be on top form.
Meanwhile, I’ve started delivering teacher-training to Chinese teachers for Manchester Metropolitan University, to supplement my measly income as an author. I hear Martin Amis lectures part-time for fairly similar reasons.
Onwards and upwards!