I am delighted to announce that The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874 (Pen and Sword Books 2021) has been shortlisted in the History and Tradition category of The East Anglian Book Awards for 2022. I was thrilled when my second book The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich (Pen and Sword Books 2018) won the Biography Prize in the same competition in 2018, and this is equally exciting. The winner of each category should be announced in January 2023, with the overall winner crowned in February. My thanks go to everyone involved, including my friend and fellow writer Pete Goodrum who wrote the Preface, and my colleagues at Thorpe History Group who were so supportive during the long journey of research and writing. Updates to follow…. wish me luck!