No I have not met and married a prince – better than that I got my first Royalty cheque in the post this week. I should have banked it but I havn’t yet – want to look at it for a bit longer – let it sink in. It is not for a huge amount, that doesn’t matter to get paid for something validates it, it shouldn’t but it does. At no time when writing my novel The China Bird did I think of the money aspect, (would have been foolish to do so) so why does it matter so much that I received this cheque? Any answers out there?