Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hot off the Press

Anybody searching for 'The Really, Really Early History of Blackpool' post, as advertised all week, don't panic; it's immediately below this one. At least it is 'chronologically'. If you happen to be reading this particular posting in the archives then it probably isn't. It'll be somewhere else entirely, but that won't matter because the chances are you wouldn't have been looking for it anyway.
No, the reason for this mid-mid-week interuption/addition to our usual schedule is because the following page from the Garstang Courier arrived in my letterbox this morning and, being the incredibly humble and slightly scatter-brained person what I am, it struck me that if I didn't scan it in and post it on this board immediately then I'd probably forget. (What? No, I'm not just shouting my own praises here! Honest! I would forget about it...eventually...after about eight or nine years or so...possibly.)

Anyhow, a massive thanks to Anthony Coppin of the Garstang Courier for this latest review (now there's somebody who obviously recognises genius when he reads it). As it transpires, the 'Fylde & Wyre Antiquarian' books have turned out to be more popular than we anticipated, so apologies to anybody having difficulty tracking a copy down at the moment. (If you've got Paypal, or a credit card, or what have you, then you could always buy a copy via the link in the right hand column, of course.)
The first print run has sold out all ready (which is good news as fa
r as George is concerned...for anybody who's not been following this, if we don't sell 1,000 copies by christmas then George is going to be taken round the back of Wyrefield Farm and shot...it's a bit harsh, we know, but we've promised everyone now and we don't want to disappoint people). However, we've ordered some more and, hopefully, they'll be arriving for distribution to the usual outlets soon.
In the meantime though, here's that review. Cheers again to Anthony Coppin, and when you're ready to join us at Wyre Archaeology we'll be sure to have a brew ready for you.



16 comments:

Lord Sedgwick said...

OMG, all this on top of Oprah giving this magnum o'pus her seal or (given her highly variable blimpiness) walrus of approval.

Brian Hughes said...

I'm currently in talks with Warner Bros over the film rights, but I'm insisting on an all British cast so I might be some time.

Anonymous said...

Media Whore

Brian Hughes said...

A media jigalo, surely?

Brian Hughes said...

Possibly even 'Gigolo'...depending on whether my spellchecker's working or not.

Anonymous said...

I've been told to visit you soon, because a delivery of books is required...wednesday i suppose

Brian Hughes said...

Carol...I thought it was you hiding behind the anonymity label. Actually I was under the impression that you were coming down last Wednesday. I stayed awake until 11 o'clock in the morning waiting for you, but you never showed up. In the end Richard Bacon on the Wright Stuff got too much for me though.

Jayne said...

That is a spot-on review.
Just letting you know the book arrived (through the magic of a friend's credit card) and it is bloody fantastic!!!!
Feral Beast loves it and, from the little I've been allowed to read so far, I'd highly recommend it to everyone :)

Off topic - There's some old Blackpool postcards going begging for a new home over HERE

Brian Hughes said...

Jayne,

'Bloody fantastic' with four exclamation marks? You really haven't read it yet, have you?

John said...

Jayne,
Which book are we talking about?

Brian,
Are you at the point, yet, where people recognize you on the street, or can you remain anonymous as long as you don't wear Michelle's hat?

Curious, JOHN :0)

Jayne said...

Yes I have, Brian, it's a damn good book.

John, The Fylde and Wyre Antiquarian book.
Bloody great read :)

Brian Hughes said...

Jayne,

You're making me blush...although it could be the sprouts I had for tea last night.

John,

Most people recognise me in Fleetwood anyway. I can hear them shouting, "It's that b*****d who scraped my car with his bike last week. Let's get 'im and break his arms!"

RVB said...

Use recycled paper, Brian.

Brian Hughes said...

I already use recycled articles, Rueben.

RVB said...

Oh goody. You had me worried for a sec there.

Brian Hughes said...

There was a group of 'bio-campaigners' on the news this morning, crossing Europe using grease in their tanks rather than petrol. The grease they scrounged from restaurants en route. I tried that round here a few years back, but all the local cafes said they were still using theirs and to call back in a decade or two.