This is the last of my blog posts for 2015. It’s been a busy year with signings, talks and other promotional activities, especially since the launch of Tyger in October. As usual, there’s been location research abroad, intensive ferreting out of sources for the current manuscript and working paces with Kathy along the banks of the River Erme to firm up plot points. I think we’ve come together into a pretty effective literary team!
I’m now hard at work on the finishing touches to my next book, provisionally titled Inferno. It will come out in October 2016 and as usual there will be a Collectors Set offer. More details of this will be announced at a later date.
For this book we travelled to Denmark to meet with historians and military experts, as well as poring over material in archives and libraries there and taking in geographical sites of relevance.
But Kathy insisted on having a break from work and paying homage to the little mermaid. Although of course it wasn’t there in Kydd’s day! The captivating little statue sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbour in Langelinie. It was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, after he’d been fascinated by a ballet based on the fairy tale. The sculptor Edward Eriksen created the statue, which was unveiled on 23 August 1913.
And by several requests, here’s my post from a few years back on Christmas at sea.
It just remains for Kathy and I to wish you all a happy Christmas and peaceful and prosperous 2016. And thank you for all the kind comments and feedback about my books; it means a lot!
BigJules posts will be back in the New Year.