Just to let everyone know that I had a meeting in London yesterday with Zoe King and Liz from the Blair Partnership (the new literary agency that counts JK Rowling as a client). I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. For a new agency, they have such a fresh, progressive approach to dealing with authors and I think it's going to be a fantastic enterprise in the future.
I found Zoe and Liz extremely welcoming, approachable and supportive. We'll have to see whether it leads somewhere (I certainly hope it does), but either way, I certainly valued the experience and can recommend other authors approach them.