The highlight of this tour has been the culinary-literary evenings,thanks to the new Bruno cook book, which inspired many of the bookstores to arrange dinners of Perigord food and Bergerac wine to accompany the readings.
There were some notable dinners,at some of my favourite bookshops in Klagenfurt, Oberursel and Olten, and at the Michelin-starred Schloss Leursfeld near Cologne.
There were memorable meals at the Matrkgraf in Neustadt, the Kulinarium in Murrhardt, the Bombay in Offenburg, the Klag-Buhne in Gaggenau and the venerable Wurttemburg Automobile Club in Stuttgart.
It was splendid to see so many old friends among the booksellers and the German readers, Angela Spitzig, Marguerite von Schwarzkopf, Heinrich Baumgartner and Jo Jung.
Now on the last lap, for a reading at another favourite bookstore right by Charlemagne's Dom in Aachen and a second also in Aachen with a dinner dinner in Aachen and then the Braunschweig Krimi festival to come.