While I was exploring Bath I found this book on a bench facing towards The Royal Crescent.
The lawns between me and the esplanade of houses were dotted with visitors from the Far East. On seeing the title quickly I thought it must have been a language book left accidentally on the seat by a tourist hoping to understand the vagaries and nuances of our rich language now so strongly influenced from around the world. Alas no, it is a fictional story.
This morning when I checked out of the Premier Inn in central Bath I left this book on a table in the lobby where guests can leave or take books from. In the book I have put a small note explaining how it arrived at the hotel and asking anyone who reads it to post a comment on this article on WordPress and say how far it has travelled.