Friday, January 16, 2015


After five years of research on the Friends Ambulance Unit 'China Convoy' we're so nearly there.

Earnshaw Books in Shanghai have finalised the cover, we have agonised through fifteen drafts of digital proofs, tweaking and editing incessantly, and now it's time for the printers to produce a mock-up of the book for final approval.

In March I am flying to Yunnan, China and with other FAU friends will take a tour of the Burma Road and some of the places that Jack Jones and his men worked in the forties. Then on to Hong Kong and on March 27th I will be giving a talk to the Royal Asiatic Society about the 'China Convoy'. If all goes well a parcel of books will meet me there and I'll be able to show them off and sell them at the talk.

It's going to be a large format book, lavishly illustrated and with a unit cost for printing of about £15 it had better be good.

Wow! I can't wait.