You wait for months for an update, then two come along at once. This time, a British music magazine, Shindig!, ran an appreciative review of the novel. Like a number of other reviews, it mentions how suitable the story would be for a stage adaptation, and some moves have already been taken in that direction.

Back in the summer an independent producer pitched his own version of the text to BBC Radio 4 – having secured an agreement from Sir Simon Russell Beale, no less, to read the part of Morgan – but the Beeb didn’t bite. Discussions continue on taking a dramatised stage version of the novel to Edinburgh.

The Shindig! Review can be found on page 90 of this PDF of the magazine: