"On 'Black August' I spent the best part of forty weeks. ... ... ...I chose the biggest canvas I could think of, red revolution in England in an unspecified future. Actually, I had in mind about 1960 ... ... ... ... ... The advance copies sent to librarians and booksellers resulted in such staggering orders that the book had to be reprinted six times before it was published."
The Time Has Come – Drink and Ink 1979