It's been a marvelous ride -- as full of twists and turns as Toby's tail -- but at last the Author must take leave of his blog, and move forward into new stories and fresh undertakings. Toby's latest sojourn in Italy, continues apace, helped by some very positive notices in the Press, especially from Pietro Citati, whose extraordinarily generous and appreciative review was far more gratifying than any Author has a right to hope for. The editions in Sweden and Turkey have also been very kindly received, and the book continues in print there, as well as in the U.K., U.S., and Canada. For further news, please visit my main page, where you can find out about my current and future books and other projects. Along with Toby, I want now mainly to express my thanks, to the many faithful Readers who have made this journey such a pleasure, along with the hope that, should they at some future date re-read his book, their enjoyment will be at least as great.