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Tim's work in progress

Tim is developing some new projects to follow the success of his Blackburne biography. The first two of these are definitely agreed as forthcoming books for McFarland.

British Chess Literature to 1914: This book, on which Tim is most actively working at present, will greatly develop the bibliographical material which has been available on this website for the last few years. It will include chapters about chess columns, chess books, chess magazines and chess research in general, together with detailed appendices.

A major feature will be an annotated bibliography of British and Irish chess columns published up to the First World War. Tim is also co-operating with Vlastimil Fiala (of Quarterly for Chess History), Tony Gillam (of The Chess Player), and the editors of the new chess history magazine Caissa.

Steinitz in London: The ultimate aim here is to produce a new biography of Steinitz up to the point he first went to the USA (autumn 1882), including some newly-discovered games and corrections to many other games whose scores are incorrect in previous books and databases. As a by-product Tim hopes to eventually make available a fully-sourced and corrected database of Steinitz's games up to that point in his career, including also other games played by Steinitz in England in later years (1883, and 1895-1899).

Meanwhile, available here are two articles about Steinitz's visits to Ireland in 1865 and in 1881.

Further ideas include the possibility of publishing e-books of some of my older books of which I have retained electronic rights. By all means, email with preference suggestions to help me prioritise.

Another is to produce (perhaps as an e-book or print-to-order) a collection of my essays in chess history, which in some cases would be extensively updated, with a few new essays included.