Today counts as one of the most exciting of my life, alongside two marriages, two births and two graduations… 200 copies of my debut book Escaping Hitler arrived from Pen and Sword Books at my Norwich home. I love it! The cover is glossy, the scent of ‘new print’, evocative photographs and foreword by a national figure. It is everything I dreamed it would be, my debut book, a proper hardback with my name on the spine… I could not be happier. Within two hours of the delivery van arriving here, Victor and I drove over to Joe Stirling, the subject of the biography, where he was patiently awaiting our arrival. Joe is also thrilled with how the book looks and I signed a copy for him. We left him embarking on a marathon read – I doubt he will not go to bed tonight! Here are some photos so that you can share this special day with me. Tomorrow we will set up an online store from this site – hopefully from the weekend Escaping Hitler will be open for business!
Today, January 5th 2015, Eastern Daily Press and Evening News both carried a two page article about Escaping Hitler and its launch on 4th February. Written by leading journalist Rowan Mantell, the piece is extensive with many photographs of the Kindertransport boy who became Sheriff of Norwich.
The timing is fitting, for today Pen and Sword Books advised me that the book is now published and ready for sale on their website. The review copies will be sent out very soon and I should receive my first box of books by the end of this week. Cannot wait!
Try this link to see the article, but I do fear it may not work. Apologies. Look out next week at this blog for the new online store where you will be able to buy your signed copy of Escaping Hitler.
Thanks for your patience