Unfortunately our Edinburgh correspondant is unable to confirm or deny the dread paper shortage which has hit Scotland’s capital, or indeed the effect it may have on its various scribes. However one hopes to see Ian Rankin, Alexander Macall Smith and J.K.Rowling fighting bare knuckle over the last A4 Oxford pad in Ryman’s sometime late this week.

One assumes this 45 minute delay in the next Potter book means that it will be released at 12:45 am rather than the standard midnight.

(Thought: the book would be finished quicker if she stopped presenting the Radio One Singles Chart with Joel.)