"The Ian Thornton Project"
Report of a reading project: "Exploring ‘The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms’ with Prison and Community Reading Groups across Staffordshire".
" is a reading initiative involving prison and community reading groups. It was delivered by Staffordshire County Council’s Prison and Public Library Service with support from RAF Museum Cosford."
"In 2014 Alan Smith was approached by Harper Collins/The Friday Project publisher Scott Pack to see if he could facilitate a visit to a prison library by the author Ian Thornton.
Ian’s debut novel: The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms had been published in the UK in 2013 and Ian, who resides in Canada, would be over on a visit for a month to promote the book."
Alan G Smith and Scott Whitehouse. The Ian Thornton Project. Staffordshire County Council, 2015.