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The NEW SYLVA book in the author’s hands

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The New Sylva book in-hand

The New Sylva book in-hand

Today – by chance World Book Day – the first bound copy of The New Sylva arrived in the author’s hands from Bloomsbury Publishing.

It is a strange emotion unwrapping and viewing for the first time the fruit of several years labour. A mixture of joy and pleasure, immense satisfaction, and a real sense that something has finally been achieved. It seems a good time also to reflect on how many people have supported Sarah and I in bringing this book to reality.

Seeing it for the first time has made me proud of the unbeatable team behind the book – and a team effort is exactly what it has been. The journey started over four years ago when Sarah and I started to shape an idea for the book. We met three and a half years ago with literary agent Rosemary Scholar. Commissioning of…

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  1. Marcus #
    March 6, 2014

    I have followed your journey to publication. It must be a great day for all involved. Well done.

    • March 6, 2014

      Thanks Marcus – yes it certainly is. Now looking forward to it being available to readers.
      Best wishes
      Gabriel

  2. Kathy N #
    March 6, 2014

    Well done! It looks stunning.

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