Delighted to report that progress is good with ‘The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874.’ Almost one calendar month since our official launch in Jarrold Department Store in Norwich, the book has now received four 5-star reviews on Amazon.co.uk and I have already given three presentations to groups in Norfolk, including a Zoom talk to 135 members of Norfolk Family History Group. I have received my second order of 100 copies from publisher Pen and Sword and during this month there is still more fun to come.
A review on the book will appear in the December editions of both Family Tree and Who Do You Think You Are Magazines, and I am looking forward to being interviewed later in November for the online history blog History Hack. I will also be giving my illustrated talk twice during this coming month.
And finally for now, having received more photographs and family information from descendants of Ellen Ramsdale, the beautiful 18 year old heiress travelling on the train from Yarmouth on that dreadful night of 10 September 1874, I have asked Pen and Sword whether I might expand her chapter for future reprints and for the paperback edition due in 2013. They have said yes so its back to the computer…..
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