Stalwart client from my time in Edinburgh, Birlinn & Polygon, asked me to look at rising star Jake Wallis Simons. After some success working on some other books of his, a new fiction book called Jam was sent my way. Set entirely in a lengthy traffic jam on the M25 the book is frankly excellent. Most noticeable for me was Jake’s ability to paint a picture of life in London at a single moment, describing simultaneous events beautifully and with real pace. Have a read when it comes out in April 2014.