Look & Learn Picture Library and spending spare moments trying to put together the next book from Bear Alley. Both jobs involve generating text at a rate of knots, so I'm going to keep this fairly short.
The new book on twenties and thirties thriller writer Gwyn Evans is moving along nicely. The main biographical essay—which runs to around 15,000 words—is written but probably needs some tweaking and I have been working on the bibliography, which covers 56 books and about 130 stories, serials and articles. The plan at the moment is to also include two very rare short stories: 'The Idol of Isis', which was his first, anonymously published story, and 'Kensington Cavalcade', which was published as a chapbook to promote local pubs in the Kensington area. I'm also cleaning up a few classic crime-noir style illustrations like the ones above and below. More news next week.
part 1, part 2); I've now put these in placea, but they deserve a showing here. And David Ainsworth has sent over a Hodder Yellowback from 1954 to brighten up our day.