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The German version of The Separation

April 2013

Here’s a photo of me, taken by my German publisher, Claudia Mueller of Bastei Luebbe, on the day we had a really enjoyable meeting in London. It was the weekend before the London Book Fair, and five of us met at Searcy’s restaurant on the third floor of The National Portrait Gallery. It seemed like the whole of London was either on the streets, or looking at paintings that day. It was raining heavily, but the cakes were great, and I enjoyed escaping from my little back room, my slippers, and my old jeans. Now and then it’s fun to put on some heels, and look vaguely presentable.

The German version of The Separation is called Bis Wir Uns Wiedersehen – a lyrical sounding title, which, loosely translated, means, ‘Until we meet again’. Here’s the cover, and I hope you like it. I love the soft sepia colours against the brightness of the blossom, and can’t wait to hold a copy of the book in my hands. It will be available from 20th September 2013.

On to other matters, and the first draft of Book 2, The Tea Planter’s Wife, is now finished, and when I get back from Sri Lanka, I hope to have lots of wonderful authentic detail to add. It looks like such a beautiful country and I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to visit it.