I may have failed to mention that I spent the last ten days in Bremen, Germany. Long story short: I had a wonderful week in an incredibly pretty city, but Belgian beer still has the edge over the many and various German varieties I tried.
I'm home again in any event, and wishing I'd done a little more work while I was away... but hey, there's still time for a quick one today!
Yesterday I ran my review of The Mouse Deer Kingdom by Chiew-Siah Tei, "a beautiful little book [...] about outsiders in a land that seems set on smiting them," and this afternoon, thanks to the fine folks at Picador, I have three copies of the new novel to give away to entrants based in the UK.
All you need to do to stand a chance of winning one is email the answer to this quick question to thespeculativescotsman [at] googlemail [dot] com:
What was Cheiw-Siah Tei's multiple
award-nominated first novel called?
Mark your subject header 'Meet the Mouse Deer' and include your name and address in the text of the message. I'll announce the winners next week, when I'm well and truly on top of the blog again.
For the time being, toodles!