firstname.lastname@example.org© Penny Legg
January - February 2016
I was delighted to be invited on to the Talk Solent discussion
programme on That's Solent. It was the first time I had been on the TV
and it was a fun experience. Here I am with fellow guest, James Marsh
and presenter, Shan Robins. I was later asked to come on again and I
spent some time helping out behind the scenes at the station.
Unexpectedly, I found myself on BBC Radio Solent's Julian Clegg Show,
when the show was talking about Eastleigh. I emailed Julian to tell him I
had written Eastleigh Then and Now and found myself invited on-air. It
was the first time I had been on his show. He is a lovely man to talk to
and I was able to give listeners a little of the town's history. Thanks,
Some images from the book launches: Photos by Ian Bayley, Sabrestorm Publishing
Top Right: Book signing at
Middle Left: With Viv the Spiv,
Waterstones Book Launch
Middle Above: With Chief Constable
Bedfordshire Police (Rtd) Michael
O'Brien, who wrote the Foreword
Middle Left: Viv the Spiv is
apprehended by PC Legg
Bottom Left: Guests were encouraged
to come in 1940s dress - Joe Legg,
pretty in purple
Bottom Left: With Ian Bayley,
The History Channel has published the film I made with Manna Creatives on the Gordon
Cummins story from my latest book, Crime in the Second World War, Spivs, Scoundrels,
Rogues and Worse. It was a lot of fun to film for part of the World War True Season. Gordon
Cummins was known as the Blackout Ripper.
September 2017 I returned to
university to study for a Masters in
Publishing at Kingston University,
London. It is a one-year, full-time
course. Wish me luck!
October 2017 As part of National
Libraries Week, I spoke at two of
Southampton's libraries and was
interviewed about my life and work
as part of SO:To Speak,
Southampton's Festival of Words.
I also spoke at Christine Kloser's
Breakthrough Event in York,
Pennsylvania, on thinking and
seeing yourself as an author.
I am absolutely delighted to have
been accepted for membership of
the Crime Writers' Association
May saw me flying off to New York to join Cunard's flagship
Queen Mary 2, to give talks and run a magazine writing
workshop in the voyage back to Southampton. I look forward
to more such trips as I am now an official Guest Speaker for
Cunard and P&O.
I also won an award for Academic Research on my MA
Publishing course at Kingston University, London.
Over the summer I was busy working with The Iris Murdoch
Society to produce 'The Iris Murdoch Review' as part of my final
project for my MA in Publishing. I am awaiting my results, so
please keep your fingers crossed for me!
In the meantime, I have started to lecture on journalism at
Portsmouth University in a very small part-time capacity in the
Department of Film, Media and Communications.