I’ve just started the process of actually revising the text. So far I’ve completed ┬áChapters 1-5 and it does actually make more sense and the characters have started to come alive. I can’t help thinking of that Hugo Williams quote “if you can’t write good poetry then you can’t write good prose.” Bearing in mind the number of time you have to revise a poem I can look forward to spending the next couple of years revising. I wrote a prose piece, since published in the Screech Owl, about my time at Lumb in the 80s seeing Seamus Heaney eat a plate of Jammy Dodgers; it’ll fit in the book without any trouble.