Tuesday, 8 September 2009

At last!

After a long journey halfway around the world Tristan has finally arrived on my doorstep. I’m very pleased to see him because it means that I can finally send copies out to people I promised them to as long ago as May. Here’s what he looks like in paperback format…


… hmmm, being brutally frank, not much better than he did in hardback. For a wicked moment I did consider making the contest to think up a caption/explaination of what’s going through Tristan’s head in this picture, but decided it would be cruel. And besides, the lovely Margaret James who interviewed me recently for Writing Magazine came up with the definitive answer to that question. She reckons that Lily "is standing on Tristan's foot and he is too much of a gentleman to say so - he is suffering in silence and being all Zen about it. Or he has got indigestion. Or he has just remembered he is wearing his Manchester United novelty thong because all his others are in the wash and he wasn't expecting to get lucky tonight."

Sorry Tristan, but that did make me laugh immoderately.

Thanks to everyone who’s entered the contest so far. For anyone who hasn’t got round to it yet and would like a chance to win a well-travelled copy of Spanish Aristocrat, Forced Bride and other assorted goodies (which might just be added to on my trip to London next week—I love an excuse to shop) you've got until Friday to mail the names of Tristan and Lily’s best friends to this address. (*whispers* You can find them in the blog post from 24th August.)

In other news, I am struggling to drag myself out of my blissful state of holiday ennui. Honestly, I am…

4 comments:

Jane said...

Yippee. Congrats on receiving your author copies.

Kate Hardy said...

Glad they finally arrived, India!

(Gives me a bit of hope as I'm still waiting for mine... I was going to say, want to bet how long mine will take to turn up? Then I saw the word ver was "aporbet". Omen, or what?)

Trenda Plunkett said...

Yay! So glad you have your copies at last! Poor Tristan...he does look so horribly uncomfortable....I like Margaret James' answer for what is going through his head at that moment. :-)

Hugs,

xxTrenda

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

That cover is spectacular! xxoo