Wednesday, 26 September 2012


At the beginning of this site, I invite readers to respond to my blog and let me have their comments on what I have written. Many of you have accepted the invitation and posted your views. They have all been passed onto me via my e-mail address and I have always responded directly to the writer via the same route. The trouble is that none of this correspondence has appeared on the web site, so that it looked as though my blog meanderings were disappearing into thin air, evoking no responses. The general readership, then, were prevented from observing the interchange of views. All my blasted fault! I have just discovered that there is a small device on the site which, if clicked, would have allowed the correspondence to be published on the site. And, of course, myopically, I failed to see it. So my apologies to regular correspondents like Trollman for tucking him and his fellow writers away into the ether - and double, triple apologies if my responding e-mails failed to reach them as a result. From now on, all buttons will be pressed and inter-changes - for better or worse - will be made public.


  1. Not to worry, I just assumed you were to busy writing the next awesome book. When is the next (and did I see somewhere it will be the last in the series) due out?

  2. Thanks Trollman. The next Fonthill - already written and delivered is FIRE ACROSS THE VELDT and will be published in April next year, precise date to be fixed. It will see the Regular Three - Simon, Alice and Jenkins - fighting in the second Anglo-Boer War, ending in 2002. Will it be the last Fonthill? Frankly, I don't know. Simon is now 45 and a bit long in the tooth to be a hard-fightin' hero, but he, as well as the other two, remain pretty fit so maybe the Brirish invasion of Tibet...? We'll see.