I have just received the 'edits' for my new book. I am delighted to say that they are minimal... just a bit of re-jigging of the modern story. It's always a scary moment when you open the email from the editor... will a complete revision be required, or just a small tweak?

The upside is that I trust my editor completely - she has a fantastic instinct. So now I must crack on with the changes. I am excited, nervous and anxious about the new book. We have no definitive title yet ... but some interesting options. The picture shows the island of Poveglia near Venice... Here's to 2016.