Well it’s finished. The only substantial rewrite I’d undertake is if I ever visit St Ives, Cornwall before publication. A substantial chunk of the plot is set in that area and I’ve never been!

I understand from a publisher that there are no qualified proofreaders in Jersey. Those quoting their services on the Net appear to be asking £500-£600 for an 80,000 word novel. Pending a final decision on that I’m getting my daughter to read it through for £100. On offering to take out the couple of rude bits for her the response was ‘Daddy I’m 20!’ :-))

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