Phone found, no stress. Packing up my room for hometimes, including my desktop… exciting Easter ahead.
Anyway. My weekend. I’m going to Oxford with Tom to stay with Eli and see Philip Reeve doing a talk about Books with Geraldine McCaughrean. I’ll be buying tasty copies of A Web of Air and (assuming he hasn’t died of flu) getting The Great Man to sign them; if any of you maggots want such a thing, say and we can sort out money sometime – James and Lowri, you’re already on the list.
Fun line that turned up in essay, regarding the Hundred Years War: “To use the metaphor of single combat, the infantry served as a shield to the cavalry’s sword; infantry could be very important, but it could not defeat an enemy unless he bashed his head against it.”