Monday, 23 August 2010


The wonderful people at the Historical Association have reviewed my book and given me some really good feedback. I'm going to take their advice, but two things have become clear:
  1. I am going to have to do more research. Some parts of the book are based on just one source and are being questioned and other references suggested. I obviously didn't look far enough.
  2. Although I have been avoiding it, I really have to do endnotes. If I had done them as I went along it would have been relatively easy. Doing it afterwards is going to be like writing it all again. I have my bibliography and all the research notes I made, but it's a big job. But I can't avoid it.
So here we go...

Monday, 9 August 2010

Historical Association

Last week I saw a poster for the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association and on impulse I emailed them about my Alina book. To my surprise I got a reply straight away from the Vice-Chairman, who asked a few questions and offered to read it and give me advice. There have been further emails, and now four other people from the association have also agreed to read it. This is a real breakthrough for me, as I am totally inexperienced in history and publishing. I hope it comes to something.