Absolutely nothing to do with children’s books…
… but I am just too excited. From The Bookseller today:
Canongate has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to the official companion book to the cult hit TV series “The Wire”, which sees its UK terrestrial début this spring when it airs on BBC2.
The Wire is the best thing I have ever seen on TV. We have all five box sets and watched them in record time. I plan to start re-watching it when it lands on terrestrial TV as from the documentaries on our DVDs it would seem that there are a few intricacies that I missed first time round.
No series has ever kept me as gripped as The Wire (except maybe The A-Team when I was very young) and so I am really excited about the idea of a companion book. Judging by the article in The Bookseller, it is going to be packed with interesting insights.
David Simon, the executive producer and author of Homicide, is going to be at Hay and Harrogate Crime Festival. I’ve always wanted to go to Harrogate Crime Festival and now I’m thinking that this year might be the year!