Sorry we've been a bit quiet over the last week or two, just knuckling down to writing our next book which is due out (again via Orion) sometime next year. This one's a bit more melancholy than Rough Pubs, mainly because in the time it's taken us to get it together, the world appears to have started sliding into some kind of financial black hole. Seems pubs will be as much the victims as every other industry - pretty scary considering the parlous state they were in before the crash. So, time for a love letter to a dying tradition. Hankies at the ready. Normal service resumes next week.