Life for me (Iâ€™ve said this before so forgive me if youâ€™ve heard it), is â€“ I cannot deny it â€“ pretty much a picnic. As with most picnics there are the occasional wasps. The wasps and their aggravation and nuisance are real, no point denying that, but life is nonetheless a picnic. If I yowl from time to time when stung, that cannot take away the pleasure of the view, the goodies in the hamper and the charming company. Namely â€“ you.
So, apologies if my presence is becoming all too much – I shall do my best to hide when Penguinâ€™s publicity push is over â€“ a new series of QI running for another 15 weeks notwithstanding. And if you are one of those who is kind enough to buy the book or to attend one of the events, thank you. If you are one who is annoyed that my tour has stayed so resolutely to the south of England and the metropolis, apologies â€¦ I will try and put that right next year. If you are annoyed because you canâ€™t find the app or ebook in your local American or other store it is because of copyright laws. The book is published in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other English speaking territories, but not the US. Thatâ€™s not my law, Iâ€™m afraid, but somebody elseâ€™s!
Now. I must go. Have to do a phone interview…