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Map of the Thames

Several readers have been in touch and suggested that a map of the Thames, inserted into the back of The Watermen, would have added to their enjoyment of the story. I think it’s a great idea. London, and particularly that part of┬áthe capital┬áto the east of The Tower, has changed out of all recognition from that which existed in the late 18th Century. Many of the streets have disappeared under new developments, including, of course, the creation of the docks in the early part of the 19th Century. As a result there ain’t any point in looking up the place names in your modern A to Z.

What’s happening now is that an accurate map of 1798 London is being prepared and will be added to the paper-back edition of The Watermen when it’s published in April next year. At the same time, I hope that the same map will also be inserted into my new book, River of Fire, due to be published in hardback in March or April 2012.

On a separate subject, people have been telling me that they have experienced some difficulty in obtaining their copy of the bookfrom the usual retail outlets. I understand that Amazon, for instance, is currently quoting a long lead-in time for delivery and others are posting warnings about low-availability of stock. The good news is that my excellent publishers have already picked up on this and have ordered a third print-run which will see additional volumes on the shelves in the next few weeks. With any luck you should have no further difficulties in getting your copy, but if you do, please do let me know.

One Response to “Map of the Thames”

  1. Anthony B Holloway says:

    Wonderful read, cant wait for the next book, keep it up Patrick

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