On the upside, my book arrived in the post from Blurb. Haven’t been up to reading it today to see if I am happy with it but it looks nice and the quality of the economy paper is fine. I had ordered standard paper for the previous copy and that was far too expensive. With the economy paper the book costs £7 which isn’t so bad. It is just a pity that it has to be shipped from the US.
While in town today I looked at Antonia Fraser’s memoirs and tried to read a bit but I couldn’t do that either. Hers are twice as long as mine and twice the price for a hardback copy. Just because she is famous and I am not does not mean that her story is more important but no doubt it will prove more attractive to potential readers. She is of course a much better writer than I am so I suppose that does make a difference!!