Hi I’m writing to you from a forward operating base in southern Afghanistan. I got your book at the Brandon Festival of words was it? and I have finally read it. Really good. Everyone was asking what I was reading when I was laughing. I have told everyone I know, all readers to go and buy and read it right now.
Here’s a little picture I thought you might like.
Yeah, that’s right. I’m now sweeping Asia. And if you’re unsure what its is exactly that this soldier (Len, I assume) is doing, go watch the flick Jarhead. It definitely adds a certain wistful piquancy to the scene.