A really cute French publishing company, called Tristram (after Shandy), asked me a while ago if they could use a picture I’d taken of JG Ballard. They sounded really nice and I liked the stuff that they did (as well as the translation of JG they were doing Lester Bangs) so I let them use the pic for free. I then forgot about it. But the other day three copies of the book arrived in the post and it looks very fine too. Not surprisingly they reversed the image so JG point out rather than at the spine.