9. It's here!

9. It's here!

It’s arrived, it’s real, and it’s on the shelf looking shiny and fresh between two big dudes, Bryce Courtenay and Stephen Crane. So twenty-two years of fury, information-gathering, writing, rewriting, learning how to write, reading all round the subject, despairing and then committing and completing have come to an end. It’s hard, looking back, to understand why it took so long. Whole years must have passed with no action, mustn’t they? But when people ask how long it took, I say ‘five or
Dear Spud,
Saturday, September 12, 2015