The paperback of The English Monster is on general release in the UK on September 27, but you can buy it today at Waterstones for the simple but amazing reason that it’s been selected as a Waterstones Book Club pick for the autumn.
I’m hugely delighted by this. It’s like winning a book prize. To be put into the same pot as authors like John O’Farrell and Anthony Horowitz is amazing. Thanks to all those people at Waterstones who were involved in picking me.
The paperback cover is very different to the hardback. Here it is:
I think it’s magnificent – scary, baroque, intense. All the things I wanted the book to be.
I hope you agree.