The long awaited tv adaptation of one of Phil Rickman’s novels will finally make it to the small screen this coming week in the UK. (Coincidentally- or not, the release date is 23/9 the equinox) There is a lot of buzz on the Phil Rickman Appreciation Society Facebook group (Phil posts on it himself regularly) and some advice on how we will be able to watch it here, I suspect the DVD is in the wrong zone. Pretty sure we will get it on ABC later in the year, as they love that sort of stuff. The 3 part miniseries stars Anna Maxwell Martin as Merrily and is guaranteed to be a major hit. Phil Rickman himself is very pleased with this adaptation. It’s been about 15 years since I first found his early novels in the library and I feel so lucky to have read all the Merrily Watkins novels in sequence as they were released. What a ride it has been and now he is finally ready to make the transition from cult author to household name !