Saturday, 3 December 2011

Swindon hears about Fonthill

Those of you out there who follow the doings of Simon Fonthill, Jenkins, Alice and Co and who live within a spit or so of Swindon in North Wiltshire might care to know that I will be talking about them all at Highworth Library on Monday evening (5th Dec) at 7.30.

The talk is entitled "The Pitfalls and Pleasures of Writing Historical Fiction" but I will dig a bit into how these characters were created and developed. Everyone is welcome (no charge)and the address is Highworth Library, Brewery Street, Highworth, Swindon (just off the A419).

Do come and shout "Rubbish" from the back of the hall.


  1. Mr. Wilcox,

    I'm new to the books, but am enjoying them so much that I couldn't keep from doing a quick sketch of Jenkins 352 for my blog.

    Here's the link:

    Thanks for the thoroughly entertaining, very educational books - I can't wait to read the rest of them, and eagerly anticipate the upcoming Boer War story.

    Wishing you the very best continued success,


  2. I cant find your books in the US. Thank goodness for EBAY. Americans need to know about this great series.

  3. Damnations! Only just read this - I live in Bristol and would have loved to have gone :(

  4. wish I could have got there also.Keep up the good work.Have read all of your Simon Fonthill novels,Lets have more please.