Took me an unbelievable 3hrs to get from Sale to Wigan yesterday. First book signing I’ve ever been late for. I’ve done signings at the other end of the country and not been late, so it was particularly galling not to make it on time for an event on my own doorstep. What hope the economy when they can’t even get trains and replacement busses running properly within Greater Manchester? The UK invented the train for crying out loud! Manchester had the world’s first passenger train! This city is the home of socialism and it has the worst public transport in the country! Is it beyond the wit of humanity? Is it rocket science? Muppets.
On a calmer note, I managed to sell a decent number of books nonetheless and met some good people: Ashlee, Sam, Chris E, Mike, Brin’s folks, and others. And will do another event in Wigan come 3 Dec 2011.
Next signing though: 12 Nov, for Waterstone’s Wilmslow. Roll on xmas.