Jacett Publications Blog

A Vital Supporting Role

In my experience, very few books have been written about the considerable work done by the railway systems used in direct support of the fighting forces during World War One. However, my latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books attempts to put this right. The manuscript in question was entitled ‘Allied Railways of […]

All At Sea

My most recent completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a splendid volume written by historian Anthony Burton about ‘Ocean Liners’. The story was a potted history of these superb ships, starting in the early nineteenth century and continuing to the present day. The story charted the development of these ships and their […]

Small London Buses

My most recent completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a manuscript on the subject of ‘The London Mini and Midi Bus Types’. Written by David Beddall, the definition of these two types of vehicles is that a minibus seats no more than twenty-five passengers whilst a midibus is no longer than 10 […]

North of the Thames

A few weeks ago, I completed a proofread for Pen & Sword Books about buses over a period of time that frequented the so-called ‘border towns’ to the south of London, these towns being where the ‘country’ area of the former London Transport and London Country organisations ended and those more local companies began. My […]

A Rural Railway Byway

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a history of a little-known railway , the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway (SMLR). Written by Peter Johnson, the story begins in the 1860s and a somewhat complicated gestation period, full of proposals and counter-proposals. The railway, through most of its life, lived a […]

Something Different

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was on a maritime-related subject, something very different from my usual subject matter. This was a manuscript written by George Hodgkinson, the topic being ship launches and the various different ceremonies that are undertaken as part of a launch. The story told was both historic […]

A Piece of Bus History

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a picture book on the subject of ‘Buses in the Border Towns of London Country 1969-2022’. The ‘border towns’ in question, in the past, were those places where the services run by London Transport (and then London Country) met local operators, the geographical location […]

Some Early Railway History

My latest completed project for Pen & Sword Books was a history of the early railway companies which eventually came together in 1862 to form the Great Eastern Railway, one of the most well known of the pre-grouping organisations. The book was written by Charles Phillips, a keen student of the GER and member of […]

Worth Reading

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a manuscript about the well-established Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, located in Yorkshire and one of the premier heritage railway lines in Britain. Author Peter Waller has written an interesting overview of the life and times of this five-mile line, running from Keighley to […]

Looking back at the London Underground

My latest completed railway proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a picture album on the subject of the London Underground between 1968 and 1985. The author was Jim Blake, prolific photographer, author and transport historian, who had put together a most interesting collection of pictures taken across the Underground network, with particular emphasis […]