The hottest February day of all time is marked not just by the record-breaking weather but also a couple of other developments. One is the passing of another year, but as a peculiar birthday present it seems that the Polish edition of X, Y and Z (X, Y, Z. Prawdziwa historia złamania szyfru Enigmy) is being released today.
The next week will be a breathless round of launch events in Poznań and Warsaw, before returning to Britain and the Lichfield Literature Festival on Saturday 9 March (which has apparently sold out). Following that there is the Oxford Literary Festival on Monday 1 April, and more events to come later in the year. No time for sunbathing for this particular writer, then.