I went to a book launch yesterday – having never been to one before this was pretty exciting. I am sure it was fairly typical of book launches in most ways – snacks, red wine, milling intellectuals, good company, ginormous hats. There was a lack of the literary skullduggery I have been led to expect by Posey Simmons, but one can’t have everything. I asked the book’s author at what point the book was officially ‘launched’ but it seemed to be a continuum. Here’s hoping it does very well.