What's Tha Up To This Time? Martyn's third book, is edited and with the publishers. We are told that it is to be published at the beginning of October.

As with the previous two volumes this book is written from the heart, not so much nostalgia as a genuine feeling for the people, animals, places and history of Sheffield.

From naked young ladies at Wentworth Woodhouse to suspicious scrapyards and second-hand shops, shoplifters, burglars and pick-pockets, you are taken on an amazing journey through an almost lost world of crime and characters. Meet Mr Furnaceman, Mr Handcuff man: and not forgetting Big Ginge and the most glamorous of all 'Diana Dors'. Martyn writes about his hilarious 'contemporaneous' court experience and the day he became Lester Piggot and a very reluctant sea fisherman. Whether its the story of the dodgy unisex haircut, the mystery of the lost fingers or insights into the Dog and Partridge characters or Banners Departmental Store, there's something of interest for everyone inside this book.

Humour apart, Martyn's empathy and feeling for the people of Sheffield and South Yorkshire shines through the pages, including some sad and difficult cases and times.

What's Tha Up To This Time? is available to be ordered online from www.pen-and-sword.co.uk