SO HERE it is. It won’t hit the bookshops for a while, but I’ve had a sneak preview of the front cover from Halsgrove. The ins and outs of this publishing lark are still rather obscure to me, but as I understand it the designer has finally pressed save on her Adobe software. Now it’s winging its way down the fibre-optic cables to join an orderly online queue in darkest China. In other words it’s too late to change anything – prompting a dozen anxieties on facts and figures, names and places. Roll on May and a hard copy at last.