According to Evolving Blogging Lore…

…one is not supposed to post either a picture of one’s cat or a picture of one’s own new book, at least not in the UK where one is still supposed to know one’s place (as Nick Cohen points out very eloquently in his feature ‘They who speak for England’ in the new July/August Standpoint issue).

We get round the taboos by posting both together!

So here is my ginger friend Solti with Songs of Triumphant Love, which is published by Hodder (both hardback & paperback) on 9 July.

Have a nice weekend.


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