My heartfelt thanks again to everyone who came to the Feb 28th Brighton launch of Seoul Survivors – publication day itself, and also my birthday party. The omens were all good – as guest of honour Julie Lee told me en route from Edmonton, to have both a flood in my flat and a gas leak the day before the launch was an excellent sign for the book. I am certainly not one to argue with Korean-Canadian wisdom! And truly, the gas was back on in time for me to bathe (in the tub, not the flood), and it was a gleaming Seoul train of an evening, missing only the presence of my publisher, the fabulous Jo Fletcher, and her assistant Nicola Budd, who sent their apologies and will meet the juggernaut later at its London stop, date and venue TBA. The train pulled out smoothly at Brighton & Hove’s…

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