After my reading at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Friday 21st August, I did manage to sell a few copies of The Opposite of Cabbage from the signing desk. A day or two later, I checked how many copies were on the shelves. There were eight.
A week afterwards, on the final day of the festival, I checked again. There were seven. Of course, it would have been nice to have sold the lot, but the shelves packed with Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy etc represent stiff competition. To whoever bought that single copy, even if you never read this, thank you!