Look what just arrived all the way from New York! Not matter how sure you are that you know what's in a package, it's still a thrill to open the box...to find finished copies of a new book.
I think it's gorgeous - my editor Jennifer Barth and everyone at HarperCollins US have done a magnificent job on The Sea Garden. I've said before how much I love the cover design. What you can't appreciate until you pick up the book is the loveliness of the quality of the paper, and the elegance of the chosen font for the words on the page - and the lustrous sheen of the dust jacket. There really is nothing like the feel and scent of a new printed book - though I know lots of readers adore their Kindles and Nooks, too.
Over and out from me for now (I am deep into the writing of the next one, and its pull is strong...) but watch this space for a giveaway of some signed copies from this very box coming your way soon.