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 BiographyContinue reading “Great News: Short-listed for East Anglian Book Awards 2022”
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Two Great Reviews this week….
On arrival home this past weekend, from a short trip overseas , I was delighted to discover two of my favourite magazines amongst my pile of mail and Christmas cards. Both carry reviews of The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874 (Pen and Sword, 2021), and I can honestly say I was blown away by bothContinue reading “Two Great Reviews this week….”
Signing copies in Jarrold today
On my way home from speaking to the Great Yarmouth Probus today, I called in at Jarrold Book Department in Norwich. They had asked me to come and sign copies for the bookshelves and, of course, I was delighted. Not only am I No 2 in their best sellers list this week, but it alsoContinue reading “Signing copies in Jarrold today”
My first public talk about The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874
Yesterday was Thursday 16th September 2021 and I had the pleasure of giving my first public talk about the new book, as part of the Norwich Heritage Open Days programme. It was such an absolute honour to be asked, and I was very excited when I was assigned the Gallery in The Forum, one ofContinue reading “My first public talk about The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874”
A very special evening in Thorpe St Andrew
As previously reported, last Friday, 10th September 2021, was the 147th anniversary of The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster. The special commemorative dinner held at the Rushcutter’s Inn in Thorpe St Andrew, just outside Norwich. Known as The Three Tuns in 1874, this is the very pub where the dead and the dying were laid outContinue reading “A very special evening in Thorpe St Andrew”
Today, 10th September 2021 is 147th anniversary of Thorpe Railway Disaster
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.
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”
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”