Wow, a tsunami of support and encouragement from out there across the world. I sent the blog link out to most of my address book (half of it, anyway), and many of you shouted back. Fantastic! You are all readers, writers, otherwise sophisticates to whom I don’t need to show Cairo on the map. Excellent. To those sending in their own damn book proposals — yes, this means you, the mother of four pitching the international art thief at a Connecticut Dunkin’ Donuts — I can only wish the best of luck. Binky Urban is a great agent, they say.