Yes, we are deep in it. It's more like, er, Scotland than Sherwood! Luckily I don't have to drive far for a while, but even short distances are hazardous.
I posted Alexander Frater a fan letter when Beyond the Blue Horizon came out and he sent a very kind reply. He was Chief Travel Correspondent of the Observer, but now retired and doesn't publish much any more unfortunately.
You may have seen that Empire of the Clouds got 5 roundels (= *****) in the Jan '11 Aeroplane, good news for us! I recommend Air Britain: got the Aden Airways book for about £30 and it's more like £70 in places on the Interweb Thingy.