Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Saving Bletchley Park Update and THANKS to our FABulous subscribers :)
When I handed in my manuscript last July we had a meeting at Unbound. Unbound were very happy with the manuscript, but felt that the book would be strengthened by including a history of Bletchley Park as, of course, not everyone will know that history, and appreciating the remarkable achievements Bletchley Park made during WW2 would demonstrate why it needed saving. We all agreed that this was a good idea and my great friend Steve Colgan was tasked with writing that history.
Steve set to work and has now has written a fabulous history of Bletchley Park which we have intertwined throughout the book with my story of the Saving Bletchley Park campaign.
The full manuscript is currently being copy edited and should go for typesetting in a couple of weeks time. We are SO EXCITED about this.
At the same time as this Steve and I are currently finalising work on making sure that we have an accurate account of the great efforts to save Bletchley Park before my story started in 2003.
Saving Bletchley Park has taken a lot longer to produce than I ever expected. I respectfully thank all of you wonderful 976 subscribers (at 4/2/15) from the bottom of my heart for being so patient. I know that you will not be disappointed and am SO GRATEFUL for your support. THANK YOU :)
The special first edition containing all of your names is currently sheduled to appear late Spring/early Summer, so not too much longer to wait now. I aim to write much more regular blogposts now that things are really moving along, do let me know if there is a particular topic you would like me to write about, there's so much I could write about I find it very hard to choose. What would you like me to write a blogpost on? I look forward to hearing from you....