First posted on FB 25/05/2019 Love this sculpture by artist and sculptor Tim bennett fine art of BD Shaw manning his lookout post in the trenches of World War I. Created for an exhibition in Ilkeston and going on permanent display at Nottingham University. Fantastic attention to detail, with a science textbook at his side!
First posted on FB on 03/05/2019 It’s an exciting moment when the page proofs arrive and you finally get to see how your book is going to look. Framed by a Smoking Gun is typeset in Adobe Garamond Pro, an old-style serif typeface with a history going back to French printer Claude Garamond in theContinue reading “Ampersand”
First posted on FB 08/03/2019 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table – 150 years since the publication of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. The School of Chemistry is inviting suggestions for a Nottingham Periodic Table, where the usual element symbols stand for something or someone related to Nottingham. I have suggested S for ShawContinue reading “The Nottingham Periodic Table”
First posted on FB 03/03/2019 Decided to go with the b&w version after all. Big thanks to photographer Ian Farrell for working with a somewhat camera-shy subject!
First posted on FB 19/02/2019 And you can even pre-order in Swedish Krona! bokus.com
First posted on FB on 17/02/2019 Now available to preorder on Amazon too…
First published on FB 15/02/2019 Thank you to my publisher, The Book Guild, for my fab front cover – it feels to me like a mixture of Poirot and Bond which captures B D Shaw perfectly…
First posted on FB 12/02/2019 Today marks the 121st anniversary of the birth of Brian Duncan Shaw. He grew up to become a chemistry lecturer, an explosives expert, a distinguished soldier and prisoner of war, the best shot in the Territorial Army, and star of stage and screen. As the author of his biography, IContinue reading “Now available for pre-order”