Japanese quilting

Wonderful quilting above from the brilliant Japanese needleworker Reiko Washizawa. It is to announce that Tamagawa Press in Japan wants to issue THE MYSTERY OF LEWIS CARROLL in a Japanese translation. I'll be clearing permissions for this - and that's a subject I wish I had known more about when I began to write this biography,as I could have saved some money.

The Society of Authors does a free guide to permissions, and Brian Osborne's WRITING BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY devotes several pages to the subject. My advice to any first-time non fiction author is to read it up before you have to deal with it. It is bound to be worthwhile.