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26th August 2020 Event Line Up for USA Book Launch:
Monday Sept 8th: 4:00pm ET, Virtual In-Conversation with Richard Osman (Author of Thursday Murder Club)
Hosted by Politics and Prose. Free event, platform and details TBA
Wednesday Sept 30th: 1:00pm CT, Virtual In-Conversation with Matt Haig (Author of The Midnight Library)
Hosted by Murder by the Book. Free event, platform and details TBA
Thursday Oct 1st Sept 8th: Taped Virtual In-Conversation with Audrey Weidinger via Zoo
Hosted by St Louis County Library. Free event, Details TBA
26th August 2020 To no-one's surprise I did not make it on to the 'Not the Booker' shortlist. I can now say: 'Not only will I not ever win a Booker, I will not win a Not the Booker.' Interestingly, if I ever DID win a Not the Booker, I could say: 'Notwithstanding my comment about not winning a Not the Booker, it seems I have not not won a Not the Booker after all.' Ah well.
5th August 2020 I am in the long list for the 'Not the Booker' prize. You can vote online to get me to the next stage..
5th August 2020 For those in the USA, freebie postcards can be ordered by filling out this form that Penguin have devised
27th July 2020 Starred Review from Publisher's Weekly
24th July 2020 Uploaded to Youtube:Jasper answers 'Why a rabbit?'
24th July 2020 Another missed opportunity for a good pun: On page 138 when it mentions the trombonist having a brain haemorrhage during his solo, this could be a case of "Deep Brain Trombosis" . Doh. (Thank you Alan Stott for this one, and yes indeed, I will write more about wombats. Somehow.)
30th July 2020 Upgrade your version of TCR V1.0 to the all new V1.1.
It's very simple to do. Just find the following lines and then, with a fineliner, make the changes. You can then download the UPGRADE STICKER and paste it into the front of your copy. (My thanks to the TCR Eagle-eyed typo spotters: Adrian Bleese, David Richardson, Richard Humm, Helen Perry and Graeme Hatton) Here we go:
Page 13: "an impervious to cold" should read "and impervious to cold"
Page 33: Where it says "Flemming was already there when he walked in the room." change to read: "Flemming was already there when we walked in the room."
Page 54: "and had him released him" - replace with: "and had released him".
Page 74: for 'precedence', read 'precedent'.
Page 87: as 'Fox v. Rabbit' was a High Court decision, not Statute Law, it cannot be 'repealed'. So where it says: 'would result in a repealing of Fox v. Rabbit.' change to read: 'would result in a reversal of Fox v. Rabbit.' '
Page 94: add 'attempt' after 'poised to'
Page 103: Where it says: 'used as a form of bacterial pest control before the Event' change to: 'used as a form of viral pest control before the Event' Myxomatosis is a virus, not a bacterium. My thanks to Helen Perry for this one.
Page 133: 'A bright eyed Wetstock'. No, it's 'Petstock', not an amphibious variety not mentioned before.
Page 225: "our comments might have taken been out of context" unless Victor was at that point impersonating Yoda, I think it's not what you intended. NO indeed, it wasn't. Replace with: "our comments might have been taken out of context"
Page 291: Doc says "Your shape and walk give me only a 42% cenrtainty". Spellcheck.
Page 304: Where it says: 'elephantine governance that is currently transforming Africa.' change to read: 'elephantine governance that is currently transforming East Africa.' (Using 'Africa' as a generic term for a large, culturally and politically diverse collection of nations is totally wrong. Elephants don't live in Africa, they live in a several nations on the continent of Africa.)
20th July 2020 Preview of giveaway postcards for the USA publication.
19th July 2020 Elizabeth Flux Interviews me for the Australian Guardian
Picture: A Trichrome of the now destroyed stamp. (they're the two red things on the postcards)
18th July 2020 'First Published' date stamp is no more. There are 432 signed UK 1st editions which are signed and dated with the stamp, and 500 postcards, of which some still remain. Hop over to my giveaway page to see how you can get one.
13th July 2020 Writer's Routine Podcast: Ideas, sandbox, and 'The Constant Rabbit'
10th July 2020 Hardback Fiction Bestseller: TCR Number 4 on the Sunday Times list.
7th July 2020 7:30 PM: IGTV broadcast on the official Waterstone's Instagram feed.
6th July 2020 Blog for Waterstones:Reworking of Children's Classics as allegories
3rd July 2020 ABC Radio Nightlife interview with Indira Naidoo
30th June 2020 Uploaded to Youtube:Jasper reads Section of TCR
28th June 2020 Uploaded to Youtube:Apostrophe Segue
26th June 2020 Uploaded to Youtube:Constant Rabbit Spot 1
17th June 2020 Excitement over The Constant Rabbit leads to Prismatic Division.
15th June 2020 Cadillac Eldorado added to the Locations page
15th June 2020 I have a starred Kirkus review for TCR in the States. More when I know more.
11th June 2020 I suddenly realised that I should have made a reference in the book to 'The Warren Commision'. An opportunity missed. Ah well.
Updated August 14th 2020