Beginning an occasional series in which I attempt to boost my career by posing with people younger,prettier and more talented.  No.1: Sarah McIntyre.  
Here we are buying each other's books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  She's ended up with Fever Crumb; I'm clutching Vern and Lettuce, an album of cartoon strips which first appeared in the David Fickling Comic.  It's about  some animals who live in a tower block in London.  Sarah signed and drew in the copy I bought for Sam, and he loves them and now thinks she's the greatest draw-er EVER.