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.

The island of Poveglia