Next I popped into Kendal Waterstones and discovered that Mr. Nobody has nearly made it through the various database and catalogue hoops. Even better than that, the Kendal branch will order copies as soon as they become available on their database. It's all down to that Neilsen book data, mentioned in an earlier post. Well, not all down to that, but friendly chats only get you so far when there's a supply chain system that needs satisfying.
After that, across the road to Kendal Library and meeting Frances, the children's librarian and sharing some mutual excitement over the book! They will be ordering it in soon, assuming I have managed to navigate the catalogue supplier system, which I think I nearly have.
The the day finished in style with a fabulous article in the Westmoreland Gazette! http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/11405964.Wizard_time_for_South_Lakes_author_as_debut_novel_is_praised_by_Potter_publisher/?ref=var_0