If you are in the area, check out the events coming up in Manchester (15th-25th October). I am like a kid in a sweet shop. So much from which to choose. I downloaded the brochure www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk and discovered that one of my lecturers from my student days is appearing there. From his publicity photo on one of his books, he doesn’t appear to have aged in the intervening years. I have to go.