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Publishing the Book
So, with just a week to go until publication of The Day Parliament Burned Down, the story behind the story… When I began work at the Parliamentary Archives in 1999, I often found myself having to tell readers in our public searchroom that nearly all of the historic Commons’ records were lost in the fire of […]
As a friend who is a special collections librarian commented, “First edition, first issue in first state dust-jacket”.
I’m so excited about recent progress in marching smartly down the road to publication, that I just had to write this update. Excuse the gush that follows (or stop here, if you prefer). Just before Christmas I created a Facebook page for The Day Parliament Burned Down. Do please ‘like’ if you’re on FB! I admit I’ve become a pretty shameless social […]
If you want to choose a great read this Christmas for you or someone else, here are my top tips for finding a good ‘un (and I’m talking here about non-fiction, not historical novels): 1) Check the biog of the author on the book jacket. How do they describe themselves? What’s their platform? Do they sound credible? When was […]
OUP has now had its editorial and sales meeting and has produced this thrilling cover for my book. I’m really delighted with it, as it is almost the same as the image I’ve had in my head all along. Book covers are often a source of friction between publishers and authors but I couldn’t be more […]