Thursday, October 27, 2011

RIP Free the Mangel One


FREE THE MANGEL ONE, the Facebook group set up to rescue Royston blake from publishing oblivion and get his next adventure published, is due to be archived. Thank you to anyone who joined it. The book got published, and that is down to you. Here are the acknowledgements from the inside of the book, for those who haven't read it:

"Thanks go to the many people on Facebook who supported this series and helped to get this book published. All hail the power of social networking, even if it means that people are looking at screens instead of reading books. To Alex Carr who took a chance on something unusual and is responsible for this edition that you are holding. To all the bloggers, journalists and fans who publically stood up for Royston Blake when the chips were down for him. He will repay you in the next life... which is in Mangel. To John Williams and Peter Ayrton who are the ones who got this series going in the first place. It is fair to say that without them I would be on a park bench somewhere, drinking Brasso and shouting at passers-by. This paint stripper is much nicer - cheers for the tip, guys."

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3 comments:

Miles Barry said...

Glad to see you back in print, Charlie, and Royston back on the streets.

We've duly ordered our copies in time for a suitably "Mangel" Xmas - not quite douoble figures but, hopefully, a useful controbution towoard the platignum sales fiugures you no doubt promised the publisher in order to get them to agree.

Easy on the Brasso, though...

Miles Barry said...

OK - so that SHOULD have read:

"Glad to see you back in print, Charlie, and Royston back on the streets (so to speak).

We've duly ordered our copies in time for a suitably "Mangel" Xmas - not quite double figures but, hopefully, a useful contribution towards the platinum sales figures you no doubt promised the publisher in order to get them to agree."

Oi - Google! Where's the bloody spell-checker!!?

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