Was out and about in New Cross last night, at a talk by Nick Hornby. Blake Morrison was chair.
Blake - you may have been looking for your pen this morning.
I'm really sorry but I seem to have walked off with it...
...if by any chance you read this, or a mate sends a message on the literary grapevine then that's cool - it's here waiting for you.
BTW Mr Hornby was dead wrong about people not reading much fiction in translation. We have been open for almost a year now. In our bestsellers (all the books sold since we opened) there are several top 30 entries that are translated.
and Zafon (Spanish)
We love translated fiction at C & P and it looks as though our customers do too.