I have just had two emails, the first from Gill Jackson who has asked to me to print a correction to my last blog in which I said Hale had ‘gone bust.’ They did not go bust, and were hurt to think I should say they did, in fact they decided, after a family consultation to cease trading. So I apologise to them for giving out the wrong information. I have always been fond of Gill and would not wish to upset her or Robert Hale.
The second Email was from the Crowood CEO to tell me that they had decided, after all this, to revert the rights in the book Hale were intending to publish on February 29th. It just shows you what you can do if you stick to your guns.