The Box of Delights by John Masefield was one of my favourite books, as a child, and though I've not read it for ages, I suspect it would still engage me.
I was reminded of it when I read the Guardian blurb on the jacket of Salley Vicker's latest paperback.
(If you cannot quite read it, click on the image)
Aphrodite's Hat is already very much in fashion - could be the Ascot effect.
PS Ann Granger was on the phone today to see if all was ready for the signing on Saturday morning - it is.
Don't forget the special deal on the day plus cake and drinky-poos.