What swine invented synopses? I’m having the devil of a time writing a synopsis for my latest novel, Sparrows Nest. Why is it so difficult writing 1,000 words or so summarising the merits and attractions of a 100,000 word novel? Well, of course I know the answer’s obvious, but that doesn’t stop the exercise being such a pain. Still, mustn’t moan, eh? At least the novel’s finished now.