A day of lovely post. First of all, the above popped through the letterbox at Bookkake Towers – the latest One Eye Grey. If you’re not aware of OEG, it is, in its own inimitable words, “a penny dreadful for 21st century that draws on the tradition of those [Victorian ones] as well as the pulp fiction that followed.” It’s excellent, and the latest edition includes the second part of Matty B’s The Arsenal Stadium Mystery, as well as tales by Scott Wood, Anna Sawyer, Neckinger Nell and others. It’s excellent, and I urge you to buy a copy. And if you’ve missed the previous editions, you can buy sets of the earlier editions as well.
Passing the other way in the postman’s hands, so to speak, is Bookkake’s submission to the British Library. Did you know that, as a copyright library, they’re entitled to free copies of every book published in the UK? Well they are. More than entitled in fact – publishers are legally required to deposit their books with them. Which I’ve now done – after a number of increasingly threatening letters. Sorry about that. I assure readers that orders placed will be fulfilled rather more swiftly.