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Offline Gerryh

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CHARLIE MAY
« on: June 06, 2016, 01:27:32 PM »
With the imminent centenary of the Battle of the Somme, I am honoured to announce that extracts from the diaries of Charlie May will be read at the overnight vigil at Westminster Abbey on 30 June and again the next morning, 1 July, at the Thiepval Memorial.   Thanks to all of you for your assistance in making the book a success.

I am doing a talk/reading/signing event at Watersone's, Kensington at 7.00 pm on Thursday, 16 June, when I will be interviewed by Hugh Sebag Montefiore who has a book just out with Penguin called Somme: Into the Breach.  Some kind person has apparently put something on Twitter.

I am doing a second, similar event at Waterstone's, Deansgate, Manchester at 2.00 pm on Saturday 18 June.   

You are most welcome to either.  If you attend, please introduce yourself.  And if anyone who does Twitter and Facebook (I haven't a clue) wishes to contribute, please feel free.

Gerry


Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: CHARLIE MAY
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 05:00:40 PM »
Gerry.
That's really great news.  Top marks to you for having produced such an interesting volume and how pleasing for all of us in the forum to know that a brave soldier of the Regiment is to be remembered in the ceremonies in London and Thiepval.
Robert

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Re: CHARLIE MAY
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 06:15:49 PM »
Thank you Robert.  Gerry

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 09:36:44 PM »
That is great news Gerry.
I would of liked to attended one of the events,
sadly time is against me.
Good luck with both

Neil

Offline Tim Bell

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 01:38:35 PM »
Gerry,
It's wonderful that Charlie May's words are being brought to the world's attention in such significant places.  Also great recognition of your project.  Make sure you have ink in your pen to sign my copy of your book next week.
Tim
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Re: CHARLIE MAY
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 01:47:20 PM »
congratulations Gerry

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Offline themonsstar

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 02:10:38 PM »
Well done Gerry for producing great book and all the best.

Roy

Offline Gerryh

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Re: CHARLIE MAY
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 01:20:56 PM »
What can I say?   The Manchester Regiment Forum greatly helped to produce this book. 
Gerry

Offline Gerryh

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Re: CHARLIE MAY
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2016, 03:00:49 PM »
I can say something more - Kensington gig has been cancelled.  Apparently competition from the weather, the football and the holiday season.  I am now worried about Manchester.  They are not answering calls - very ominous... 
I guess this is for Tim Bell but I don't know which he had planned to attend.  Gerry