8th August 2014 - Despite promises in spring 2014 I have been beset with personal health problems and the loss of 3 more friends during last year & still supporting elderly family friends plus a serouisly ill close lady friend hence 5 months later my book work has been spasmodic none the less over 4,000 images have been scanned as well as basic design & text in place for 3 book projects.
Plus extra book project on Hangman Albert Pierpoint who Hung infamous Beast of Belsen Plus SS Guard Erma Griese & others; as well as Nazi Spies and British Traitors during and at end of WWII
So actually lots of basic work done on 3 New Titles but now I need to finish off the Design layout for all photographs & illustrations in these first 3 New books.
Ist New release will be New Book on WWI Imperial Awards Volume I
This will be printed & then finally published by end of 2014
2nd New Release will be New book on long awaited III Reich Bravery Awards with a handful of Heroes stories as well.
Estimated release late Spring of 2015
3rd New Release will be New Book on American War Hero Martha Raye & her Boys in Vietnam 1965-1971.
Martha was Honoury Colonel of famous US Special Forces, known as Green Berets. (Akin to the SAS).
Estimated release Summer 2015
Thats it Folks,
thanks for your patience & support, thats if there are any of you are left!
Please have faith in me, after 2years of hell !
I have survived painful Seperation, moving house, moving business, Having trusted likes of Mike Tucker, Lance Fricksmith plus German Crook who have caused me the combined losses of more than $35,000us,
plus health issues & death of very close friends & my new partner to be... all of which culminated in NO New books being released.... during 2013 and as yet, none in 2014.
Suddenly there will be 2 or 3 New Titles sometime during 2014-15.
With 2 or 3 more New books in 2016.
30th March 2014 - Well at long last Spring is here and so now I have tried to put aside my grieving for my dear friend.
I will now start writing again in earnest, finishing design and layout on my 3 different new book projects as previously mentioned in the past winter News updates.
Also I will keep these News updates going; thanks to those of you still supporting me with your interest in new book projects planned for late 2014.
For a static website I am pleased to say I had over 7,000 visits in 2013 !
Thank you all for your past loyal support and kind words about my books old and new.
FEB 2014 - BOOK WORK AND RESEARCH ON PROJECTS STILL GOING WELL
ALAS NO OTHER NEWS DUE FACT THAT I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM MY OFFICE AND WORK FOR SOME MONTHS
AS I HAVE BEEN VISITING AND STAYING WITH ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS IN 2 SEPERATE HOSPITALS FOR SOME TIME PAST AS THEY WERE SERIOUSLY ILL WITH CANCER AND FINALLY VERY SADLY DIED JUST 2 WEEKS AGO
NOW HOPEFULLY I CAN RESUME A MORE NORMAL LIFE AND RETURN TO MY NEW BOOK PROJECTS LATER IN 2014
I WILL NOT OBVIOUSLY BE ATTENDING THE FAMOUS SOS SHOW IN THE USA THIS YEAR BUT HAVE TABLES FOR 2015
1ST November 2013 - Not been on line since Summer as working on several book projects the scanning of over 2,500 photos for the Imperial German Book now finished Now need to deal with design & layout ready for Release in 2014
Bravery Book 2nd in Series now sorted into final chapters, finishing off scanning of photos and layout later in 2014. Ready for Release in 2014-15
Albert Pierpoint Book on Britain's Famous Executioner & Hangman in final stages of Editing, Photos, archive material, relics and illustrations now scanned. Next will be the design and layout for Release late in 2014
Now starting on Gottstein Book, The Golden Age of Flats (Zinnfiguren) 100's of figures to Photo and illustrations, plus Archive material to scan then the design & layout ready for Release late in 2014 or early 2015
When these books are nearing completion I will start book on Martha Raye in Vietnam with USSF Green Beret's. Many photo's, Relics and all research material already acquired. Just needs scanning, writing up and designing ready for 2015
Also will be working this winter through new year on editing & scanning material for a book on the Infamous Lord Haw Haw, Wartime Nazi Radio Broadcaster (Germany Calling), Executed by Hangman Albert Pierpoint, as a British Traitor in 1946. Full of previously unpublished archive material, documents, photographs and relics in Forman Archive. Again ready for Release sometime in 2015
15th July 2013 - The scanning of 1000's of photographs for the Imperial Awards series is moving well ahead and I am more than pleased with the content of many rarities.
Also I am sorting through & Editing of the forthcoming Bravery Volume 2 Book Chapters; next up will be the scanning of 100's of photographs & illustrations for above V2.
So plenty to keep me busy on the New Book Projects for 2013 plus in the evenings I have recently started research on writing a personal Book Project not shown on my official book Website.
This book will be on the famous leading English High Executioner, Albert Pierpoint, who took part in over 600 Executions, more than any other Hangman in British History, from circa 1933 through to the early 1950's
Pierpoint actually executed the Infamous Nazi Beast of Belsen, the SS Commandant Josef Krammer & Urma Griese as well as members of the SS Camp Guards; Gestapo & German Spies and the infamously so-called British Traitors, Lord Haw Haw ( William Joyce ) and John Amery !
I have inherited from my late Father most of Executioner Albert Pierpoint's official Death Warrant's, Unpublished official documents, correspondance and photographs, plus interview material and gruesome important historical relics such as the actual Executioner Albert Pierpoint's original Hangman's Official Rope & Hood and related equipment plus his Gold Pocket Watch & chain worn and used at the Executions together with original relics from infamous Nazi War Criminal SS Colonel Josef Krammer's Commandant's Office at the Belsen Concentration Camp, all of which had been presented by British Army Staff prison Guards at the Belsen Concentration to Albert Pierpoint at the time of the Hamlin War Crimes Trial Executions in Germany.
Due to the size & value of this truly comprehensive Albert Pierpoint Archive
I have had to deposit it all in my local Town Bank Vault in a metal trunk. This project will be a quite slow process due to having to photocopy and scan all the material to be used so the originals can stay in the Bank Vault safe from fire or theft.
That said the book could be ready as soon as spring 2014.
12th June 2013 - Well its been a very tough & sad 6 months since New Year 2013........
Seperation from my former wife, buying a new house, moving homes,
plus us selling our old house
Moving to my new home in Devon
Moving my Business Storage, my Research Files and New Book Stock
plus my personal collection & reference Library
now more or less settled in my cottage....but still lots still to do between writing new book projects.
Good News - on June 2nd 2013 I finally started work on new massive
2 volume series on Imperial German Awards & German State Awards
Now Designing layout of Volume 2 of my Bravery Book
as I have now written all the chapters & all photographs are ready for scanning & final layout.
So I will be very busy writing over the summer months
In the meantime the newly released author signed Limited Edition series of Forman's Guide Books of 2012 are selling well worldwide
Thank you for your patience & support in 2012-2013.
1st Feb 2013 - USA SOS Show on 28th Feb till 3rd March 2013
I will be attending show with a display of my New Book Titles from 2012
as well as the Bravery Courage & Valour Book Volume 1 (2008)
displayed on Two Tables right in the "Hot Spot" of the WW II German Militaria Grand displays of the leading International Dealers and Auction-houses on the subject.
I will as always be very Happy to sign books and meet with old clients and friends !
As well offering for sale personally autographed copies of the New Deluxe Hardback special 500 Limited Forman's Guide Book Editions
Plus offering to sell copies of the popular Heroes of the Wehrmacht DVD Limited Edition of original WWII Official German Newsreel showing unique footage with commentary on many KC Heroes in various presentations by the Fuhrer Adolf Hitler at the FHQ on the Eastern Front or the Reichschancellerary Berlin.
Including never before seen unique blend of many multiple film clips of KC War Heroes from the deserts of Africa to the Naval U-Boats Aces of the Seas and the Russian snows, with Luftwaffe Aces from the skies above the battlefields all on one DVD.
I will also be displaying at the SOS Show a handful of extremely rare collectors pieces from the Adrian Forman Collection for the discerning connoisseur
I am currently working on Volume 2 of the Bravery Courage & Valour Book
and the Awards of Imperial Germany 1914 - 1918 ready for release in 2013
3rd January 2013 -
Happy New Year and a special thank you to all my customers for their support and patience during the latter part of 2012 due to delayed shipments of my New Books and then enduring my poor personal service during my recent move to a new home and new business location within last 2 months.
23rd November - Update -
USA All book Orders for Forman's Guide Volume 2 despatched to clients today.
I do hope you are pleased with the book after the long wait...again thank you all for your patience in 2012.
22nd November - Update - USA Clients -
I will be phoning USA tomorrow so hopefully the batch of author signed limited edition bookplates arrived in USA & orders are in Post or actually already received as I write this Apology - Adrian
8th October - New Telephone Number from 31st October 2012
Although I will be using a new Internet provider my AOL email address will remain the same.
22nd Sept - New book Orders going well despite my having to add a nominal price increase on all my New Book Orders from 20th Sept 2012 - just to retrieve my lost funds due to Chinese Printers huge extra Penalty charges of 1000's of US Dollars demanded before releasing my book stock for shipment as well!
Also 3 months valuable writing time lost in battle to get my books released & shipped as promised to customers
8th August - Good News.
Formans Guide to Awards & Documents Vol 2 now has over 50 extra pages and over 900 extra Images bringing it to over 450 pages with 1,700 Images compared to my pre-publication estimate of 400pp and 800 images.
4th August - Colour Limited 1st Edition Book-Plates just arrived for Forman's Colour Guide to Third Reich Rarities & Relics (2012).
Future Books are Limited to a 1st Edition Printing of only 500 copies, all numbered & signed by the Author
1st August - Welcome to my updated New Website.