Well, near as. I was born in Malmesbury, home town of the actual Hannah and the real Monk. I grew up though in Tetbury – five miles, a whole county and a Civil War feud away from Malmesbury – and I shall be reading in the lovely new independent bookshop there on Wednesday November 12th at 7pm. The Yellow Lighted Bookshop, 21 Church St, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. If you buy your Christmas presents in independent bookshops you are rewarded in heaven, and that is a true fact.