Oh and here's a thing to celebrate, and demonstrate my "international" status. While I'm in New York, the small format mass market UK edition of The Lost Art of Walking will be published. Amazon.co.uk seems to have got the info all up the spout and they say it's not published till October 1st, but they're wrong. My publisher assures me September 19th is the real publication date.
It's a slender, handsome volume now, and fits easily in the pocket and can therefore accompany you on your walks over hill and dale, and especially through dark alleys. In due course it will make a lovely Xmas present too. The Economist reckons it's "bewitchingly informative."