What better way to start a bank holiday weekend than skipping merrily to the tube station clutching advance copies of the four new Capuchins.
Arrived in our office this week and appearing in bookshops a few weeks hence, are:
Peking Picnic, Maurice Guest, The Man who Loved Children and The Unbearable Bassington. Of the four, I'm most excited by Peking Picnic, as the Chinese setting promises to be exotic, and the story - of intense passions and a clash of cultures - sounds as if it will make an interesting comparison to A Passage to India.
I'll write my holiday reading report next week.