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The Man Who Built The Swordfish publication by the end of April

By Adrian Smith |

The Man Who Built The Swordfish – The Life of Sir Richard Fairey, 1887-1956 (I.B. Tauris, 2018, 455pp) will be available from the end of April 2018, priced £25. Cover: Swordfish-05-revised_design-alt

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Signing off…

By Adrian Smith |

It totals 175,890 words, and it took four years to write, off and on (and a considerable part of those four years was ‘off’), but The Man Who Built The Swordfish: the Life of Sir Richard Fairey, 1887-1956 is finally written.  The next stage is compiling the bibliography and selecting the photographs, after which I […]

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Almost there…and the news from Hayes and Harlington

By Adrian Smith |

With the tenth chapter written, and despatched to Jane Tennant and Charles Fairey for comments and colour, the end is nigh.  In terms of writing what remains is for me to reread chapters 1-10 and then write the conclusion.  What a long strange trip it’s been…  In writing the chapter on the final decade of […]

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The winter interregnum

By Adrian Smith |

Nothing has happened on the book other than my drafting a forward, which is a bit like buying the 45s before buying the record player (dated reference but apposite in an era when vinyl is in the ascendant – like the Ryan Gosling character in the wonderful La La Land, I am as I type […]

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