A foreign country
During the launch of her poetry collection at the Whitstable Labour Club Kate Adams read the title poem, The Cheering Rain.
Before she did she introduced the poem, saying that she was waiting for a publisher to confirm if it had been accepted for an upcoming anthology. She said that the publisher had asked her which country it was set in.
“Birmingham,” came the reply, to a ripple of laughter.
It’s easy to see why the publisher was confused.