All right, I give in. It's Christmas.
I got an inkling of this when the Romantic Novelists' Association Cambridge Chapter (small but perfectly formed) met for our bi-monthly lunch and discovered Roast Turkey With All The Trimmings chalked up on the blackboard menu.
We celebrated Judith Lennox's news that one of her German editions had sold 25,000 copies in the first ten days after publication and Louise Allen having pressed the send button just that morning to dispatch her 30th title to HM&B. In addition, Judith was within two pages of finishing her next book (each one takes her 18 months!!!) and Mary Nichols had also delivered a manuscript within the last week.
It was a lovely, chatty meeting (so much so that Judith and Mary left with about 90 seconds to catch their train) and we drank to those of us who unfortunately couldn't be there due to illness / dead cars / deadlines / work.
So, from the RNA Cambridge Chapter to you:
CHEERS and HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!