This is really exciting, and not just for the fact that they’ve turned the cover of the book into a turquoise ice lolly – TIMP in Cool Beach Books For Hot Summer Days, by Janet Maslin, in The New York Times.
This is exciting. Goodreads have just announced their favourite books for May.
Wonders & Marvels
Here’s a piece I wrote for the Wonders & Marvels blog.
Some Early Reviews
It’s traditional on your own site to turn a blind eye to basically any review that could be construed as negative. But I’m in a quandary about the review of The Ingenious Mr Pyke which appeared this week in the Columbus Dispatch. I mean, in no way could it be described as a rave review. It will not have the good people of Columbus, Ohio, rushing out to their local bookstores and demanding to buy the book. But nor is it, to use the technical term, a stinker.
Anyway it’s online for all to see, as is this rather more upbeat review from The Christian Science Monitor.
I’ll soon be back in Cambridge, the city where Pyke was almost certainly at his happiest, to give a talk with Rick Stroud and Michael Prodger on Friday 17th April, 4pm. It’s part of the Cambridge Literary Festival. Our theme is English Eccentrics. Come along if you’re in town.