Is there anything in the book that 'breaks the mould'?
Yes, a soundtrack. I spent three days with my 'iPod' creating a list of tracks that would provide the perfect mood music to accompany my life.
My publisher HaperCollins said that this wasn't necessary. In fact they specifically told me not to bother, as they weren't willing to pay for the production or dispatch of a CD and certainly weren't going to seek clearance from, or pay royalties to, the artists I'd chosen.
But they can't stop me providing you, the reader, with a list of songs plus directions as to where in the book they should be played. You'll find the tracklist on page 311. My instructions can be found within the text.
Please note the soundtrack is mandatory.
[note - due to marrying, and subsequently divorcing a woman with one leg Paul McCartney's songs are not widely available on spotify. Some may not consider this a bad thing.]