I get a fair few requests on here, via email, twitter and Facebook, for signed copies of my books. As some of you know, I always try to sort things out for people, but I think it is time I had a proper system for this.

So step forward a very nice man called Colin at Waterstone’s in Hampstead High Street, not far from where I live … Colin and I have agreed that anyone who wants a signed copy of my diaries can order them via him, and I will pop up to the shop every now and then and sign them with personal dedications to those who ask for them.

He will charge the full cover price, but throw in UK postage for free … which seems a pretty good deal. So that means £25 for hardback versions of The Blair Years, extracts of the diaries published in 2007, and the same price for Prelude to Power (94-97),  Power and the People (97-99), and the latest one published earlier this month, Power and Responsibility (99-2001). Paperbacks of The Blair Years, Prelude to Power and Power and the People, will cost £12.99, £9.99 and £9.99 respectively.

All you have to do is email Colin at manager@hampstead.waterstones.com stipulating what books you would like, what if any dedication you would like, and how you would like to pay. Contrary to my earlier note on this he won’t take cheques or postal orders, but will take payment by credit card over the phone, or cash/credit card in person at 68-69 Hampstead High Street London NW3 1QP.