On Friday 3rd December 2017 a media launch was held in the visitor centre at the world famous Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol, England. In attendance was the office of the Mayor of Bristol, over fifty attendees including media people and journalist, local press and event photographers and Bristol dignitaries and historians associated with the life and times of the eminent Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The reason for this gathering was Robert Wallace, author of One Single Ticket, a fictional novel based on true historic facts about Brunel’s most ambitious project; non-stop travel from London to New York.
The project involved rail travel from Paddington to Bristol, from there onward via a new rail link from Bristol to Portbury Dock, then aboard the S.S. Great Britain westward through the Bristol Channel around southern Ireland and on to New York.
The novel is a page turner; full of intrigue, drama and factual references.
Prior to the launch, Robert had engaged me to produce and design his novel ready for publication and distribution. Although the story of the book was engaging enough, it needed a makeover in the eyes of a potential buyer. The plot had recently been recorded as a potential radio drama but sales of the recording held no real attraction to a client base. In short the whole thing needed work: a brand, a market position, a book cover, a promotional video and a place on the shelf in the book store.
So Robert got in touch and Leonard Greenwood Associates was engaged. As part of the makeover we agreed to include all of Robert's literary works.