I heard yesterday that it will be a little bit longer than expected before The Sea Garden is available here - publication has slipped from the end of July to August 28. These things happen with publishers' selling-in cycles to book chains and other retailers, but it does mean that it will be an autumn rather than a summer read this year. It's not such a bad thing. More people will be back from holiday and see it in the shops, and with any luck will want to buy it to prolong their summer mood. I hope so, anyway.
The US publication is still set for June 24, and when I'm sent my author's box of books I think I will organise some kind of draw for readers in the UK to win one of those copies. I'll keep you posted.
The picture here is the UK cover visual by Sarah Perkins, without the lettering so you can see the fabulous detail of the fictional Domaine de Fayols on the island of Porquerolles.