Tuesday, 13 September 2016

SS-GB - Waterstone's 'crime' thriller of the month for September

As this image shows, Waterstone's is making a big push for the new paperback edition of SS-GB as their 'thriller' of the month (although this store got the location wrong, and put it in crime).

I was asked to write a short introductory piece about the book, and its link to Len's other 'historical' novels, for the Waterstone's customer e-update, which went out recently. They only used a short quote from it, so I'm sharing the full text below.

The book is likely to sell well again next year, when the BBC series is launched, in the early spring season on BBC 1. Front cover looks stunning on this new edition.

Read the full article below.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

New Q&A .... the Cold War


Len's kindly agreed to do a Q&A interview via email with the Deighton Dossier, as he's done with us a number of times before.

I've suggested we do questions around a broad theme, and that theme is THE COLD WAR.

So, suggest questions either on the Facebook page or here on the blog; I'll collate the best and liaise with Len.

What do you want to ask one of the UK's premier spy thriller authors about the Cold War, and his writing?

I've now had a number of suggestions from readers for questions, and a Q - to which he'll provide the As - has gone to Mr Deighton. Let's see what his replies tell us.

Website back up

The main Deighton Dossier website is back up online.

I have experienced some issues with the site building software, which is no longer supported (Freeway 7), which has meant some of the existing galleries which were integrated into the site aren't available for now - not sure why.

I am working on a completely new website design over coming weeks which will replace this existing site.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Website down - temporarily

The main Deighton Dossier website is currently out of action due to servicing issues and some resourcing problems, which I'm aiming to solve. My fault, essentially, moving some resource files.

Hope it's back up soon.