It's been a busy time since my WW2 spy thriller Break in Communication was published a year ago. I've been writing my next novel 'The Forbidden Zone' which is about diamond smuggling in Africa at the start of WW2. It's another action spy thriller and I plan to have that published next year. Another book has come to the fore in the last few months. I have been researching the WW1 exploits of my maternal Grandfather Private Herman Alfred Pike 20652 of "A" Company, 6th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment. I have his Service Record and cross referencing this with the Regimental Diary I have created a factual story of his exploits. It's so detailed and so hair-raising that I plan to publish it next year with the title of 'Mud, Blood and Bayonet'. His war ended when he was shot in the head, but happily he survived. If he hadn't I wouldn't be writing this!
My first history book, Mud, Blood and Bayonet is due to be released on 1 Jan 2018. It is a history of the 6th Dorsetshire Regiment in 1918, day by day, for them the bloodiest year of the war.