Guess who features in “Who Do You Think You Are?” magazine, December edition

I was very excited this morning to open the December edition of “Who Do You Think You Are?” family history magazine. On page 85 in the “Meet The Author” feature, alongside the book reviews, is a piece bearing both my photo and my book cover. The editor has drawn together this interview from a telephoneContinue reading “Guess who features in “Who Do You Think You Are?” magazine, December edition”

Update on November promotions and News

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 135Continue reading “Update on November promotions and News”

Fabulous Book Launch at Jarrold, Norwich on Thursday 30th September 2021

We had a wonderful evening in Jarrold Department Store in Norwich, when we launched my new book, The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874: Heroes, Victims, Survivors, published by Pen and Sword Books. Over sixty people came to the Pantry Restaurant where I was in conversation with Norwich writer and broadcaster Pete Goodrum. The photos tellContinue reading “Fabulous Book Launch at Jarrold, Norwich on Thursday 30th September 2021”

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”

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”