This will be a short post because I’m knackered. I just wanted to write that, following an explosion of swearing, spittle and pinching my cheeks with rage, there is now — finally — a special edition of my first book Déjà Vu available to buy via the good folks at Lulu.com. It’s taken a long time. I know; this is publishing. The cover is somewhat Spartan. I know; I knocked it up in PowerPoint.
But this edition contains an exclusive illustration by Pia Guerra and has been lovingly reworked in a Bladerunner/Ridley Scott kinda way (actually, the metaphor isn’t so far from the truth.)
So there is a long and involved story behind this edition. I’m not going to tell it right now. I just want to write this: If you’d like a copy in time for Christmas, it’s possible that it might arrive if you bought it now. And this: The royalty — which is one pound for each copy — will go to a local homeless charity in Canterbury that needs the cash.
Over the years, there haven’t been hundreds of people asking me where they can get a copy of Déjà Vu, but there have been a few. I hope this edition fills a gap. It’s cheap; it’s an improvement on the original in lots of ways, and contains that excellent Pia Guerra illustration. What are ye waiting for, m’hearties?
I will now go and put a cold beer bottle against my forehead.
I may even drink it.