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Back from sunny south west Scotland, where it was so hot we had to picnic in the shade … and that’s not something you say often about the Colvend coast! I know we British are boringly obsessed with the weather, but it has been uncannily beautiful recently. We are spending a lot of time basking in the sun and telling each other how unbelievable it is.
I’ve now got just over a week to tidy up a heart-sinking number of projects before I'm off again, this time walking in Turkey, so this is just a quickie to say that a copy of Ordinary Girl in a Tiara is on its way to Desere and Katarina – and Ros, if you’re reading this, email me your address (email@example.com) and you can have one too. I liked the sound of you all in your hats!
Oh, and last minute news (everything is last minute at the moment with me): after grumbling (quite unjustifiably) that Oh-So-Sensible Secretary hadn’t done well in any contests, it has just been short-listed for a National Readers’ Choice Award in the Traditional category. I’ve been lucky enough to win this for the past two years, so to hope for a third time just seems plain greedy, but OSSS is one of my favourite books, so I'm very happy to see it on a shortlist.