Just a quick update regarding the release date on the new novel No Mortal Thing. The book was originally due to come out in July 2015. I’ve just had word from Hodder books that the release date has now been set for January 2016.
So that’s a slightly longer gap between books. But I think we’ve been lucky to have a new book released every summer since 2008, by my reckoning.
Additionally a look at the Amazon UK listings shows that Hodder is planning a special 40th anniversary edition of Harry’s Game for the later part of this year. More news on that as I get it.
Sad news. It has been announced that Harry’s Game actor Ray Lonnen has died.
Read the BBC News article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28307388
Ray Lonnen also appeared in the ITV drama series The Sandbaggers which was a realistic look at how the intelligence services worked in Britain during the Cold War. Highly recommended.
Well, it feels a little like Christmas today because Santa, a.k.a. the Hodder publicity department, has sent me a nice new hardback of The Corporal’s Wife and a copy of the paperback reissue of Harry’s Game. They will look very fine on my Gerald Seymour shelf.
And suddenly the 1 August release date for The Corporal’s Wife does not seem that far away. In fact it’s just three weeks from today.
By the way, if you haven’t already done so I recommend you check out the official Gerald Seymour Facebook page where there are weekly updates from the man himself.
Today marks the publication of the first reissue of one of Gerald Seymour’s novels by Hodder books. Appropriately it is his first book, Harry’s Game.
The book includes a foreword written by Robert Harris (author of Fatherland) for the 20th anniversary of Harry’s Game, which would have been in 1995. To be honest I was unaware that Harris had written that foreword. It’s a bit of a shock to realise that almost another 20 years have passed since he wrote it.
Harry’s Game is out in paperback and Kindle e-book. More reissues follow later in the summer.
The first four reissue covers have appeared on Amazon UK for Harry’s Game, Condition Black, The Fighting Man and The Waiting Time. They all have “The Ultimate Collection” across the top and Harry’s Game has a new foreword by Robert Harris.