Sigh. It seems my copy of S.T. Joshi’s magnum opus Lovecraft biography I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft is still in the USA. I had a shipping notification on 28th October 2010, and had hoped it might be in my hands in the UK by Christmas. But I just checked the despatch number, and the system says it’s only just been accepted in the New York depot. Possibly in a crypt in the Red Hook district.

Incidentally, the book is now listed on Amazon USA ($100.00 from Amazon with free shipping). Perhaps it might have been quicker to wait for the Amazon listing, and then (assuming there are copies in their warehouse) rely on Amazon’s generally quite speedy service for the transatlantic shipping.