One week to go, and a visit to the archive!
So we've just passed the 'one week left' mark, and I still can't believe how much support we've had. Many thanks, all of you.
Hopefully we'll see a bit of a surge next week as the deadline looms. I will, however, be making it possible to order the books directly from me after the kickstarter process ends, probably using PayPal. I'll let you all know when I've got that sorted, and update the main page so people coming to kickstarter late can be pointed the right way. But if you know anyone who sounded interested but hasn't pledged yet, do remind them!
I went to the Jonathan Cape archive yesterday with my partner, who is a historian by training and spends lots of time looking up old files and paperwork! There was almost too much to take in, so we'll be making another visit at some point to get some documents scanned for reprinting. But here are two iPhone pictures of a letter sent to J.P. Martin by a fan. I hope you enjoy them! I won't be able to put everything that I've found into this book, there isn't space. Hmmm, perhaps a second volume next year...
A couple of things mentioned in the archive came as a surprise to me. Apparently J.P. appeared on BBC TV around or just before the publication of Uncle. There was also a radio play (or series?) made of the first book in late 1965 or early 1966. If anyone knows anything more about either of these, please let me know.
More - including some exciting news - tomorrow!