Hi Mr Delaney
I have wondered this ever since i read it and i've wondered did you ever have any second thoughts about writing John Gregory's death and if you did how long did you debate it for?
John Gregory was old when he first took Tom on and was inevitably approaching the end of his career and his life. I did briefly consider placing him in retirement to be consulted from time to time. I do not regret killing John Gregory but I wish I hadn’t killed off Bill Arkwright.