It's a weird thing, after a lifetime of generating hype for other people's products - triggering, so I've been told by PR friends, tens of thousands of pounds worth of sales for everything from cashmere sweaters and wrinkle creams to handbags and hotel rooms over the years - to suddenly be hyping my own.
Tout Sweet:Hanging Up My High Heels For A New Life in Rural France is published in the UK tomorrow. It's the story of what came before my blog and why I decided to decamp to the land of the long lunch. Last week it reached the dizzying heights of No26 of Amazon's travel bestsellers, following an article entitled 'Love, Lipstick & Line Dancing' in The French Paper.
I woke up this morning to a lovely email and the thrilling news that the book has been selected as a 'staff recommendation' by my favourite branch of Waterstones - an enormous boost as means it will be displayed at the front of the shop. Woo-hoo!