Clays' Suffolk set-up is impressively vast and the people there were amazingly generous, sharing their time and knowledge, and walking me through the many parts of the process.
The patient and lovely Peter and Vicky
And while hearing about each step was fascinating, I found myself being constantly distracted by the quite unbelievable sight of 20,000 copies of MY book flying around on conveyor belts everywhere I looked.
Yes, I did say 20,000 copies!
Days later, my feet still haven't touched the ground. Everyone worked hard to make the experience a truly memorable one (and were all kind enough not to poke fun at my stunned gibberish and uncontrolled weeping.)
My glassy-eyed 'Lost It' look
My heartfelt thanks go to all involved. I can't believe how fortunate I was to be able to experience this. It's a day I'll never, ever, forget.