... Bet, Carol, Cheryl, Curzon, Fran, Hilary, Kate, Jeannette and Nancy (thank you Faber for a few extra copies) have all been informed and are busy doing that 'ice-breaker' thing of introducing themselves behind the scenes whilst they await the arrival of their proof copies of All Roads Lead To France by Matthew Hollis.
Do you receive me Team Edward Thomas?? Perhaps you could hop into comments and say a little about why you are as riddled with excitement as I am about all this, and where your reading trail may lead.
I can promise the rest of you a very exciting ongoing project on here once we embark because some inspired reading and 'visiting' trails including 'that' train journey have already been suggested. We are keeping in touch behind the scenes but will be sharing our thoughts and discoveries on here as we go along.
I've armed myself with a very beautiful edition of Edward Thomas The Annotated Collected Poems edited by Edna Longley and published by Bloodaxe.
There will be a fiction project coming along in the future too and a chance for another eight of you to receive a copy of the chosen book to read along with me and talk to the author ... more soon.
But War and Peace calls and having made a start on the current instalment ( Book Three Part Three, p880 and the next 34 chapters in the OUP Maude translation ..Absolute continuity of motion is not comprehensible to the human mind...) I think we are in for an incredible discussion on the first three chapters alone this month, I've already had to read them several times over.