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Not for those of a nervous disposition!

The happy author brandishing a copy of his new book on Verdun, posed in front of a small part of the book collection.















Just visible over his left shoulder are the spines of two of his previous books, They Shall Not Pass: the French Army of the Great War  and Kings of the Air: French Aces and Airmen of the Great War, both published by Pen & Sword, not only as hardbacks, but also in Kindle and ePub format (links to the P&S website).




















The hypnotoad says, 'Buy, Buy, Buy'!!


Here we are, here we are, here we are again!

Well, you may be wondering where on Earth I had got to, having not updated this here blog-thingy since September. (Or perhaps not! Such is the ego of an author that he assumes everyone is hanging on his every word :-) )
The reasons for this hiatus were many, but principally it was down to family illness, and simply the difficulties in keeping several projects on the go at the same time. 
I cannot promise to be as assiduous as before with keeping this blog up-to-date, but will try.
So what's new?
The translation of Charles Delvert's memoirs is now at the proof stage. The draft cover looks like this, with a colourized photo of the man himself at the top. The pre-proofread book contains 6 pages of translator's introduction, about the book and its author; the diary itself is 210 pages; it is followed by two indexes, which I have compiled - one of personal names and one of place names - which take up a further 26 pages.
The proofs are currently with the publisher's proof r…