Kathryn and Lindsey have left the building – and are safely home.

And the London Book Fair is now over for another year.

Our reasons for being there are much the same as they are for attending the Bologna Book Fair – but at LBF in Olympia there are publishers of all kinds of books, magazines, apps, TV, film…

Whereas Bologna is only for books, magazines, apps, TV, film… for children.

So LIBF is much bigger, even noisier, harder to find your way around – and it fails spectacularly on the decent coffee and delicious gelato front – but it’s well worth going.

And now we need to go through our notebooks and get those manuscripts about which so many publishers sounded enthusiastic and interested, out and about.

Bear with…