www.penny@pennylegg.com© Penny Legg
2006-2019
News

April 2017

It's published!  My latest book, Crime in the Second World War: Spivs,
Scoundrels, Rogues and Worse has landed on the book shelves!  The national
launch was at Waterstones West Quay, Southampton and the local launch was at
Waterlooville Library.
Some images from the book launches: Photos by Ian Bayley, Sabrestorm Publishing
Top Right: Book signing at
Waterlooville Library

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,
Sabrestorm Publishing
November 2017

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
(CWA).
May 2018

May saw me flying off to New York to join Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2, to give talks onboard.

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!
October 2019

I
am delighted to share that Sabrestorm Stories' first book is available now! Nik Morton's
Sailor Up the Khyber.

July 2019

I have gone into partnership with Ian Bayley, proprietor of Sabrestorm Publishing, to form
Sabrestorm Stories, an ethical, hybrid publishing house.

We want to ghostwrite and publish stories or to publish authors who do not wish to self-publish.

We will be discerning publishers, so not everyone will be accepted for publication. Our first
book will be Nik Morton's
Sailor Up the Khyber. I am so excited about this new venture!  

If you are interested in finding out more about what we can offer, do
contact me.

Once again I am off to the War and Peace Revival at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent. I
am the Author Coordinator for the seventeen authors giving talks and book signings in the
Authors Pavilion, as well as giving my own talks and interviewing authors.

One of the 47 events in the pavilion is the launch of my new book,
Escaping the Blitz,
co-authored by
Dr Penny Starns, which we will be on Tuesday 23 July.

I am writing a new Southampton book, which I hope will be ready in time for the Cunard
Southampton
Centenary Cruise in November. Wish me luck!

January 2019

I was delighted to be awarded an MA in Publishing with Distinction from Kingston University,
London.

I have been invited to lecture on Writing for Business at City, University of London.

December 2018

I spent Christmas speaking on board P&O's cruise ship Oriana. This was her last Christmas
voyage before she leaves P&O's service in June 2019.

November 2018

I flew La Coruna in Spain to speak on P&O's cruise ship Arcadia.

Over the summer, I worked with the Iris Murdoch Society as part of my final MA Project.

In the meantime, I have started to lecture on journalism as part of the Creative Writing BA at Portsmouth University.