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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Sharing Stories at U3A, Norwich
I had the most wonderful afternoon yesterday in the impressive Noverre Suite at the historic Assembly House in Norwich. I was the guest speaker at one of the monthly meetings of the Norwich branch of the University of the Third Age. I had spoken twice before and once again, was warmly welcomed by an excellentContinue reading “Sharing Stories at U3A, Norwich”
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….”
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”
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.