Alistair Urquhart sends his grateful thanks for so many comments and contributions to Little, Brown's Blog, since the publication of his book The Forgotten Highlander.
Alistair has asked us to pass on the following message:
'Reading those gave me great comfort, that all of you felt the book, should be read by not only adults, but school and University pupils and the younger generation. This was my hope, as I worked on the manuscript, with my friend Kurt Bayer, as there are many things to learn, whilst reading the book.
'Such as: there is not such a word as "CAN'T", one never gives up, as there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, as I have proved, and always use the attributes you have to the fullest.
'I feel very humble at times, but am so glad the book has been such a success worldwide, and that all FEPOWs will now have their rightly place in the history of World War II, in the Far East, and in society.'
The mass-market paperback edition of The Forgotten Highlander will be published by Abacus in April 2011. But if you can't wait that long to read Alistair's incredible story, the original, large-paperback edition, published by Little,Brown, should still be available from all good bookstores and online retailers.