“Hi Jon, I’ve just finished reading Farewell Leicester Square and what a great book it was – the best WW2 book I’ve read to date. Actually it is one of the best books I’ve read to date. I’m so pleased that I found it.
“I really enjoyed the plots around the resistance fighters and found the ending very moving indeed. Please can we have some more? Best wishes, Phil Dumbelton”
Reader feedback means so much to authors. Thanks, Phil!
Writers work hard in their little office, or at a desk on the end of their bed, or in a coffee shop, or wherever they have space and time to work…
They write about subjects they enjoy to research, stories they want to tell; and they hope it will connect with readers… Readers they don’t know and will never meet. People who enjoy a good story, like they do.
Like I do.
That’s why reviews mean so much to them. Writers really appreciate the readers who take a few moments to write a few lines on Amazon.
I’ve just received the following message on this site. It means so much that someone got to the end of ‘Farewell Leicester Square’ and then took the time to contact me.
Many thanks, Alistair. And to all of you who take the time to write a short review on Amazon.
Hello Jon. Just read Farewell Leicester Square. One of the best books I have ever read. And that is not said lightly. I am a fan of all historical fiction especially WWII. The attention to detail was remarkable. Well done. Yours sincerely, Mr Alistair Nash.
If you have had a chance to read my wartime thriller ‘Farewell Leicester Square’ I hope you enjoyed it.
It was written because I love what I call “old-style” World War Two thrillers: action books in which a hero battles against the odds.
I grew up on Jack Higgins and Alistair MacLean, on ‘Warlord’ comics and the fantastic ‘Commando’ book series, and wanted to write the sort of book I loved to read.
During my research I travelled to Belgium, Luxembourg and Jersey; read prodigiously on SOE and the Resistance; and interviewed many veterans themselves.
As well as soldiers in uniform I have always been interested in those who risked their lives in their occupied homelands: members of the Maquis and Armée Secrète in France and of the Comet evasion line which helped downed airmen in Belgium, smuggling them through France to neutral Spain.
The courage of these people, who had no uniform to protect them and so faced a concentration camp or execution if they were captured, was immense.
In ‘Farewell Leicester Square’ I tried to capture some of that spirit of Resistance inside a thrilling plot line.
This was my first novel. I tried hard to craft the book I had envisaged when I wrote the first words on the first page.
It gave me great pleasure to write and I hope it gave you some pleasure to read too.
Please consider taking a few seconds to rate it and perhaps write one or two lines by way of review.
It helps so much to know there are other readers out there who love these kinds of books just as much as I do.