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Friday 22 June 2012

A Horse in the Bathroom Q 5

I see your next book has a similar approach by looking at the English and their addiction to heritage. When can we expect that to be in the shops?

I’m three-quarters way through writing the first draft, so the aim is publication in summer of 2013. I’ve just come back from a research trip to north east England. When you drive up the A1 motorway, you suddenly see a sign that says, ‘Welcome to County Durham, Land of the Prince Bishops.’ Who the hell the Prince Bishops were, I’ve no idea, but the Durham Signs Dept obviously realised we’re all suckers for anything that sounds historic.

(It's provisionally called Big Beds and Battle-axes see - )

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