In the week when I'm due to speak about The Fifties Mystique at the Fowey Literary Festival - on Thursday 9 May , at 11.45 - I've just received the perversely timed information that the print edition has sold out. Luckily the e-book edition is now available - though somebody has yet to solve the technical problem of providing an author's autograph for an electronic book - and another print edition should be available quite soon.
If you're anywhere within reach of Fowey this week and next, the Lit Fest is well worth a visit. Freed this year from its association with Daphne du Maurier, it has an interesting programme, and its setting is ravishingly pretty. There can be few places as charming at this time of year.
I'm going to be speaking on day two, after a session about Fifty Shades of Feminism, a collection of essays exploring "the many shades of being a woman", and just hope that, by the time it's my turn, the audience won’t have had enough feminism for one day.