'Despatch Rider' is now available in paperback!
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
Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18, in both hardback and paperback versions, can be bought direct from the editor - please email as below. The publishers, Pen and Sword Books, can also supply E-Pub and Kindle versions of the book.
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 - another good day.
Saturday 7th July, Atherington Village Fete, North Devon - a small, traditional fete but plenty of interest shown.
Sunday 8th July, Historic Vehicle Gathering, Powderham Castle near Exeter, Devon - a sweltering hot day, but 12 more copies sold
Sunday 9th September, Ilfracombe Bike Show, North Devon
Sunday 23rd September, Appledore Book Fair, North Devon
Saturday 27th October, National Motorcycle Museum Open Day and Auto Jumble, National Conference Centre, alongside the M42 near Solihull.
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: