I’ve just put the finishing touches to the typeset PDF I received from England last week. Hopefully the next update will be the one to tell you that Countries of the World is available. Look out for a new extract later this week to keep you going in the meantime.
Incidentally, I’ve just started reading Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. This is a novel I deliberately avoided reading while working on Countries of the World. I was aware that it contained Falklands War content from the mind of a 13-year-old – and Mitchell and I were the same age in 1982. I suppose we still are. Not too surprisingly, I’m coming across a few shared cultural references but, I am enjoying that book so far. However, I won’t be entertaining any claims of plagiarism since this is the first time I’ve ever read any David Mitchell. Honest!