Just returned from Las Vegas - and quite possibly the best fight of the year - to a cold and rainy Washington DC. But there, on the doorstep, and just about sheltered from the elements, was a padded envelope containing three advance copies of "The Great White Bear." After all this time, it's actually a real book. Feels great, if slightly surreal, to hold it in my hand. UK publication date is January 6; in the US, it's January 12.