“I met S C Ransom for lunch on Wednesday, to hand over the beautiful Small Blue Thing bracelet for Sue to take to events with her (let’s hope she doesn’t start seeing gorgeous drowned boys on her way home) and to pick up Sue’s set of Perfectly Reflected proofs. Mostly, though, it was to hang out with Sue and have a nice time, which we did.
I was relieved to have handed over the bracelet safely (I wasn’t relishing the idea of telling Kate I’d left it on a bus), and full of chocolate cake (‘cos I was on Nosy Crow business and therefore it was My Duty), I prepared to take delivery of Sue’s proofs.
Now I’ve seen many sets of proofs in my thousand years in publishing but I’ve never seen any as beautiful as these Perfectly Reflected proofs (pictured on the table in front of Sue). They were helpfully flagged and perfectly colour-coded. I resisted the urge to fall upon Sue’s neck in gratitude, and took a picture instead. So thank you, Sue, for a lovely lunch and for your lovely proofs – you have raised the bar high and we salute you for it.”