My name is Carly, Paul's wife. I would like to send my thanks to everyone who has spent the time to send nice messages and thoughts to Paul. He has now regained consciousness and though he can't speak yet, he seems to be respondng and seemed to be touched by your messages.
Paul left me in control, so to speak, of his book and email before he was rushed off to hospital, so thanks to everyone who has sent messages directly to him.
I am confident Paul wil pull through this and hope 2009 will be a much better year. 2008 was awful; he had a nervous breakdown in March this year and spent some months away from titanic stuff to recover. The presures of his book haven't helped matters, getting id done in time and trying to sell it. Anonymous threts ghe got when the book was announced didn't help, though these nearly cleared up by mid April. These emailed messages of hate have started to come through again since news of his illness became known (about a week ago). So, please, if whomever is sending these msgs reads this, please stop, you've had your fun.
Sorry for the poor spelling btw, I am half aslep.