Today is the 147th anniversary of the Great Thorpe Railway Disaster. My publisher Pen and Sword Books has posted a special blog commemorating this event and honouring the 28 people who died as a result of the collision. I am grateful to them. Please take a look.
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Excited to find my book on the Pre-order list from Pen and Sword Books
So happy with how my forthcoming book, The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874, looks on the latest pre-order listings from my publisher Pen and Sword Books. To see my cover amongst all those others, each written by a hard working author is very exciting indeed. Can you find it? Marketing is ramping up locally tooContinue reading “Excited to find my book on the Pre-order list from Pen and Sword Books”
My Great-Great Grandfather dies in railway accident 1895
Having spent the past 24 months or so researching and writing up the lives of the 28 men, women and children who perished as a result of The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874, I have recently begun looking into my own family tree and the lives of my ancestors. To my amazement, I discovered (firstlyContinue reading “My Great-Great Grandfather dies in railway accident 1895”
The book world learns of my new title….
With final edits and the index still works in progress, I was amazed today to discover that the Marketing Department of Pen and Sword Books has been busy promoting my book to the world as a ‘forthcoming title’. Via the magic of the internet companies such as Waterstones, Blackwells, Foyles, W.H. Smith, Wordery, Bookshop.com, AmazonContinue reading “The book world learns of my new title….”
Blue Plaque to Patteson Brothers appears in Thorpe St Andrew June 2021
At the time of the Great Thorpe Railway Disaster of 1874, these two brothers were influential neighbours, living in grand houses opposite River Green in the Norwich village of Thorpe St Andrew. There is evidence to show that wealthy Norwich brewer Henry Patteson joined the rescuers at the collision site, just a few hundred yardsContinue reading “Blue Plaque to Patteson Brothers appears in Thorpe St Andrew June 2021”
Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, UK and my latest publication
At the end of November 2020, following months of covid restrictions and lock down, I finally finished and submitted my third biographical book to my publisher Pen and Sword Books. The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874: Heroes, Victims, Survivors should be read for publication during September 2021 and I can’t wait! More work to doContinue reading “Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, UK and my latest publication”