See Events page for opportunities to buy a signed copy of Despatch Rider and to meet the editor and chat about the discovery of the diary on which the book is based.
Lots of 5* reviews on Amazon - see 'Reviews' page
New content added to 'Sgt Raymond Alvey RAF' page
Articles on 'Vintage British Bikes' and Pen and Sword's 'Warfare magazine' websites
Review by Ian Hay- Campbell, Friends of the National Archives
Review by Paul Norman in Books Monthly
Review in Nacelle (Triumph Owners' magazine)
'Despatch Rider' is spotted on the (bottom) shelves at Foyles - and the top shelf at The National Archives!
'Despatch Rider' is featured in Classic Motorcycle magazine
Forthcoming talks and events - see EVENTS
If you have any queries please email me:
I attended the following events last year, selling signed copies of 'Despatch Rider', and had some very successful days:
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March, Manchester Bike Show at Event City - a great success!
Saturday 26th May, Bideford Bike Show, North Devon
Sunday 29th July, Braunton Wheels, North Devon
Sunday 30th September, Brooklands Great War Day, Surrey
If you are involved in organising book fairs, bike shows or any WW1 related event and have a trade stand area, please get in touch.
I will also be pleased to hear from any society or group interested in having an illustrated talk on Albert Simpkin's WW1 Diary and the role of the motorcycle despatch rider in the war. I am happy to travel to any location within 2 hours' drive from my home in North Devon. Please email me via the contacts page.
Interview with Suzie Grogan on 'Talking Books'
For those who missed this interview back in May 2015 and would like to hear it, please click on the link below: