Monday, 6 July 2020
Final draft submitted!
From Crimea With Love has just completed the structural edit phase, where with the help of my editor I’ve expanding on certain passages, made things clearer in others and generally tried to avoid lawsuits! Now my writing duties are almost done, the publisher can get to work on copy editing, type setting, photo selection and all the other magic involved.
It’s taken masses of hard, unglamorous work to knock the book into shape. This couldn’t have been achieved without the herculean graft put in by my editor, Rachel Kerr who helped smooth out the edges and expertly steered me to a tight, exciting and much improved final draft that exceeded even my own expectations.
Aside from the relief and elation of finishing the final draft, I have the honour and privilege of having Bernard Cornwell write the foreword to the book. I’m not sure what I’m more excited about!
I’ll likely update before publication, but in the meantime, thank you again, first for supporting the project and for your patience. Please share this message, tell all your friends who like a good read, even if they aren’t Sharpe fans!
Jason 'Rifleman Harris' Salkey
With Paul Trussell, Bernard Cornwell and Lyndon Davies, at the Cabo Espichel outside Lisbon, Portugal. Dec 1992