Great news! The book is going to press!
The cover copy has been completed, with the ISBN barcode added and the last preflight check. Tomorrow the preflighted PDFX file heads off to Langham Press who will start to print this in advance of the inner pages which follow on 16th October.
We've been so lucky to have a great proofreader help us. Pauline worked for Cambridge University Press, and she has checked every page of our 176 book. Our designer and coordinator, Berenice from Hello Lovely has implemented Pauline's proof corrections, and, with Jan Ellam, collated all the photo credits so we're legal on rights. We have made sure that the design contains no orphans (stray words), our photos are as good as we can get them and most importantly the contents pages is correct. This last proof is with a few team members to check one last time.
And in case you thought the book is all about the past.. then check this image out. It's from our modern map making section and you can find out what it's all about in the book!