This Queer Angel

By Elaine Chambers

A nurse's battle against the UK Government after she was sacked from the army for being a lesbian

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Slowly...but surely....

It’s been a while, but only because I didn’t want to make yet another ‘nothing to update’ update...

The lengthy process is I think partly due to Unbound being a victim of its own success, with simply so many great books needing the attention of only one paperback book editor...

The legal read through was of course vitally important, but there were a few to-ings and fro-ings between us as I fought to keep in certain elements that the legal expert felt could have posed a risk...it’s been quite stressful and frustrating but absolutely essential to get right. 

The cover is taking shape - what we’re ending up with isn’t at all what I’d imagined, but it’s certainly striking and will be hard to miss! I hope to be able to reveal the final version soon, but there are still tweaks to be made. 

The next stage, sending  proof copies to the great and good, in the hopes of getting some quotable blurb will hopefully happen quite soon. I’ve been told the editor now copyediting the legally-approved version has worked on the memoirs of Caitlin Moran, Stacey Dooley and one of my idols, Chrissie Hynde, so I’m in good hands! 

And some of you may have seen my appearances in Fifteen to One last week? That’s how desperate I am for a celebrity quote - putting myself through the stress of applying, auditioning then filming a quiz show to make an impression upon the fab Sandi Toksvig. Here’s hoping it worked, but either way, it was a great birthday! 

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