Well, we didn't win University Challenge - The Professionals. We were beaten by a Privy Council Office team who were that little bit quicker to the buzzer. Nonetheless we had enormous fun taking part. In putting up a team, the Romantic Novelists' Association was hoping to demonstrate that we romantic novelists are not the feather-boaed ladies of leisure that are so frequently portrayed in the media. I think that we achieved that quite convincingly.
Two million people watched our first round match. I don't know how many were watching this evening, but it may well have been boosted by team captain Catherine Jones' appearance on the Dermot O'Leary Show on Saturday on Radio 2. If you click on the "listen again" link, Catherine's bit is from about 15 to about 25 minutes into the show.