This week marks the official publication date of the paperback edition of my Yale University Press book The Piano – a History in 100 Pieces, but as usually seems to be the way, copies seem to have been circulating for a while already. At least, at my Cambridge recital last week, several people had brought copies of the paperback for me to sign.
Anyway, to mark the official publication date I was invited to Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh to sign some copies. The bookshop is in the process of being refurbished, to excellent effect. I enjoyed sitting at a table in the upper room with a fine view behind me of Old College, Edinburgh University.
The idea is that the paperback edition would make a good Christmas present …. fingers crossed!