Although the current work was completed - for the most part - in the early 90s, it was rewritten (in the past tense) beginning shortly after the death of Lady Jane Birdwood in June 2000. The project was interrupted by numerous other commitments, but in July 2002, after completing a short biography of my late friend Morris Riley, I felt obliged to get on with it nearly a decade down the line. The text of our interviews has of course not been rewritten; the entire verbatim transcript was approved by the Lady herself, although she didn’t always agree with my comments.
I had intended to publish this work in 1992 or 1993, and had a publisher who had accepted the manuscript, but primarily for financial reasons this was not meant to be.
The manuscript I submitted to my prospective American publisher way back in the early 90s was ready for publication, in my then humble opinion, but the passage of time has led to my deleting or amending many of my notes to the accompanying transcripts, and to adding a few others. I did not retain hard copy but kept a copy on my hard disk backed up to several sets of floppy disks. At some point my computer failed and I had to buy a new one; I restored the files from one of the back ups. Unfortunately, somehow several of the manuscript files became corrupted. This was most definitely not due to a virus but to disk read errors when restoring files (using the DOS Copy rather than the Restore command).
Even more unfortunately, I then backed up all my disks from the new computer to all the sets of floppies. Fortunately though I noticed the damage soon afterwards and did my best to recreate the corrupted files. Another piece of good fortune is that I have always used (and continue to use) the now long defunct ASCII-based wordprocessor WordStar 6. Had I used WordPerfect or some other non-ASCII wordprocessor the bulk of the manuscript would have been lost forever.
Without wishing to give the reader any cast iron guarantees about its chronology, I can state hand on heart that the text of this publication is a faithful reproduction of Lady Birdwood’s views as espoused to me a decade and more ago.
Disappointed that my prospective publisher could not stump up the cash to publish the book, I sat on it for several years, through the subsequent harassment and prosecution of Lady Birdwood in 1994, and the third attempt by Organised Jewry to drag her into court, which was concluded in January 1998 when the Attorney General issued a nolle prosequi because she “no longer has the mental capacity to stand trial”. (1)
I didn’t see much of her in the last few years of her life, although I did phone her occasionally. I even took a Rabbi to see her at one point, but that is another story! (2) Finally, I was informed by my then correspondent Nick Griffin that he had heard through the grapevine that she had been found wandering the streets in her nightdress and committed (or as good as committed) to an old people’s home/mental hospital, from which she was never to emerge alive.
I didn’t attend her funeral; I would have liked to, but although I regarded her as a friend and like to think she regarded me as one, we were never close, and I felt in this case, for reasons I won’t go into here, that discretion was the better part of valour. I hope though that this work will stand as a tribute to the Jane Birdwood I knew. Lady Jane Birdwood was perhaps the finest woman I have ever met, and a genuinely nice human being; it was a privilege to have known her, and I am sure when the stranglehold of Organised Jewry and their fellow travellers over the Western mind is finally broken, that honest scholars of all races will reach the same conclusion.
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