At last I have my new story in its finished form. What a pleasure to have in my hands the published book, set out in a neat, tidy form, no longer the dogeared heap of papers the A4 version had turned into.
Now there is another splendid cover by David Young, which makes it plain the story is set in Bath. It was fun to walk the streets there to check the time needed for Greg and the girls to get around town to the Assembly Rooms or the Pump Room. And of course, I'm so fascinated by the scene in Jane Austen's Persuasion where Anne and Captain Wentworth spend ages going up the Gravel Walk that I send my hero and heroine along there too, in homage.
In All Honour is set in 1812 and tells the further adventures of Greg Thatcham. At the end of The Wild Card he was left with a broken heart. It was just not possible to leave such a splendid character like that, however. Life has forced many changes on Greg but he is not the man to refuse a challenge.
In All Honour is published on 31st March.