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 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. Fab!
January 2019

I was delighted to be awarded an MA in Publishing with Distinction from Kingston University, 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 was supposed to fly to The Azores to meet P&O's cruise ship Arcadia but a storm meant I flew to La
Coruna in Spain and joined the ship there. I gave one talk and we were back in the UK!
October 2018

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.