But for now, I want to leave the book and show you some pictures, beginning with this week's header word. Not long ago, the author was invited to attend a dinner at a conference in Basingstoke. During courses, a charming young lady called Alison Russell came round the tables, cutting silhouettes of the guests directly onto black card. This is the one she did of the author. As you can see, she has been very kind and not made his nose too big or his hairline too receded and only given him one chin! Mmm. Normally, he HATES being photographed in profile. (It's the nose.) But he loves this. 'Pure genius,' he called it. And we agree. Go and have a look at Alison's lovely website. www.alison-russell.co.uk
And finally this week, we thought we'd finish by showing you a few dragon pics. These were sent to the author by some children at a school near Swindon, the last one he visited on his recent tour. Glade thinks her picture is wonderful. And we'd like to thank the boy who wrote a note saying the author was, "...so funny. Absolutely historical." I think we'd all agree with that!! He was practically around at the dawn of dragons. Till next week. Happy reading. Hrrr! PS. 300 followers now. Fantastic!