The Mitford Murders published in Italy!
I've just returned from three delightful days in Milan, where my Italian publishers, Neri Pozza, have their HQ. Three days of press interviews – Ansa, Lampoon, Huffington Post, Il Piccolo, Il Mattino, Il Giornale di Brescia – blogger interviews, book signings in Lirius, Rizzoli Galleria, Hoepli, an appearance at the Book City literature festival (in the wonderful setting of Castello Sforzesco), two Christmas video promotions and spoiling dinners and lunches with my publishers...the end result was that at the final hour I completely lost my voice.... How my patient, funny and sweet translator Sarah Cuminetti did not, I do not know! I even managed to squeeze in a quick trip to a tiny Leonardo da Vinci exhibition of his inventions, a moment to absorb the filigree beauty of Il Duomo and a quick shopping spree...Grazie mille Italia. I hope to return soon.