There's a bit of spat going on between Random House and the Evening Standard. It seems an interview with Ian McEwan published on 17 January was breaking a strict embargo ahead of the book's publication which was originally supposed to be tomorrow. Random House then moved publication ahead by a week, their carefully planned publicity strategy unravelling in the process and incurring 'extra costs'. Read the story on Reuters.
Fantastic interview with McEwan on Open Book this afternoon (I'm a Radio4phile -- have it on constantly apart from 'Sailing By' which I can't stand because it sounds to me like someone drowning). Saturday is to be 'Book at Bedtime' on R4 from 21 March. As far as I can discern, Amazon's price of £10.79 is unbeaten on this book so far. I'm spending the extra 9 quid that will get me free delivery on The Writer's Voice by Al Alvarez.