Hi Neil...I know it's a bit late, but I just read your Friday blog entry about courgettes (aka zucchini), and the fact that there's no good original english word for it. In deepest South Africa we call it `baby-marrows'.
...Hm, in hindsight its probably also not so original.
Just thought I'd let you know.
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Not really a question at all, but I just rang Blackwells in Sheffield about your signing there on Friday afternoon (16th Aug) so I thought I'd save everone else the effort. The lovely man there assured me that it's just a bring-your-stuff-and-turn-up sort of an event, no tickets or entry fee required.
For the benefit of anyone going to the Canterbury signing on August 20th, can you mention the reading?
I'm assuming you ARE giving a reading because I've bought tickets!