JUST PUBLISHED: A Gordon for Me by Brian Robertson

Gordon Cover FrontAn honest and brave account of National Service in the 1950s. Brian Robertson spares no detail in his story, from simple farmer’s son to a Gordon Highlander.

A Gordon For Me is an entertaining and compelling story of one man’s experiences of the Armed Forces, and the true nature of international conflict.

What starts off as an exploration of the ecclectic nature of the army, takes an unexpected twist down the obediance, ruthlessness, and brutality of training and war.

This book is not a celebration of war.

For more information and to order go to:  A Gordon for Me

A Gordon for Me, by Brian Robertson

Gordon Cover FrontAn honest and brave account of National Service in the 1950s. Brian Robertson spares no detail in his story, from simple farmer’s son to a Gordon Highlander.

A Gordon For Me is an entertaining and compelling story of one man’s experiences of the Armed Forces, and the true nature of international conflict. 60 years ago, Brian Roberston left his family farm to undergo two years of National Service.

From Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee to Cyprus, Brian experienced much, much more than the average farm-hand ever would. What starts off as an exploration of the ecclectic nature of the army, takes an unexpected twist down the obediance, ruthlessness, and brutality of training and war.

This book is not a celebration of war.

In the words of one pre-publication review

“A Gordon for Me is a fascinating portrait of the realities of National Service and has many resonances for both the past it describes, and for current day situations and realities. It will help older readers reengage with some of the issues around National Service and British colonialism, and will give subsequent generations of all ages an insight into a area of the recent past they might not be familiar with. Robertson has a warm and engaging style that brings his adventures to life. “

Read more here: http://agordonforme.com

Order your copy or copies of A Gordon For Me now using the Paypal facility below. (Credit cards accepted. To pay by credit card, follow the checkout process for Paypal until given the option of paying by credit card). All copies will be signed by the author. All orders are guaranteed next day dispatch

Title: A Gordon for Me
Author: Brain Robertson
ISBN: 978-1-901514-46-9
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

Owning A Dog Can Change Your Life – Writing About Dogs And People

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Every one says a dog is a man’s or woman’s best friend but a couple of books I have read recently have shown me how true that is.

Recently on Woman’s Hour Lauren Fern Watt, an American author discussed her dog and how when Gizelle a very large bull mastiff was diagnosed with bone cancer she created a bucket list for them to tick off ranging from watching people in Times Square to a walk on the beach. Gizelle was only 6. This is a brave book showing that even though dogs can have shorter life spans the time you are able to spend with them can be rewarding and enriching.

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Like Gizelle was for Lauren, Ronnie, a lurcher cross, was a life changing experience for Susan and Colin Campbell when he came into their lives. His presence led to them changing their lifestyle and even their jobs and helped them deal with problems and loss in their lives.

Ronnie thankfully is healthy and full of fun and readers are waiting and hoping for a follow up book soon providing an update on Ronnie ‘s life and the lives of his doggy and human friends. Buy Ronnie here

Successful Launch of Charlie Campbell’s Millennial Munros

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Another very successful book launch with an overjoyed author and an excited audience. After 17 years, Charlie Campbell finally published Millennial Munros and family, friends, and admirers alike anticipated this publication long in advance.

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Charlie Campbell took a trip down memory lane and entertained the audience with his honesty and wit – twice. He and his book turned out to be so popular and in demand that the reading and round of questions had to take place two times on the same night because the whole crowd could not fit in all at once.

By the end of the night, the audience was satisfied twice and copies were sold out.

Millennial Munros:  now available

Millennial Munros: now available

Millennial Munros is the inspirational story of an ordinary bloke doing an ordinary job, who did something extra-ordinary. With the help of his mum and some mates, he got motivated, got fit and completed an unprecedented endurance event, in breaking the record for a continuous self-propelled round of all the Munros, Scotland’s 284 mountains over …

Millennial Munros – A Postman’s Round by Charlie Campbell

 

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“The inspiring tale of a how a postman delivered all 284 Munros in 49 action-packed days.”

Millennial Munros is the inspirational story of an ordinary bloke doing an ordinary job, who did something extra-ordinary. With the help of his mum and some mates, he got motivated, got fit and completed an unprecedented endurance event, in breaking the world record for a continuous self-propelled round of all the Munros, Scotland’s 284 mountains over 3000 feet in height.

He averaged  nearly six Munros every day, and cycled or swam between them. Anyone who has done just  one Munro in a day will know how big a deal this was.  Charlie’s entertaining account of his adventures comes complete with maps, routes and other details to help inspire others to tackle these mountains, but perhaps in a more relaxed manner!

 

Order your copy or copies of Millennial Munros now using the Paypal facility below. (Credit cards accepted. To pay by credit card, follow the checkout process for Paypal until given the option of paying by credit card). All copies will be signed by the author. All orders are guaranteed next day dispatch

Title: Millennial Munros – A Postman’s Round
Author: Charlie Campbell
ISBN: 978-1-901514-33-9
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

Scottish Football: Fact, Fiction and Faction (a Ringwood football evening)

Scottish Football: Fact, Fiction and Faction (a Ringwood football evening)

We are excited to announce Ringwood’s next event for 2016. Scottish Football: Fact, Fiction and Faction will be an enjoyable evening of rational discussion and friendly argument, where we’ll sink our collective teeth into all aspects of Scottish football, and its complex relationship with Scottish culture and society. Initial short talks by three Ringwood authors (Alex Gordon, …

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu by Alex Gordon

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Alex Gordon, after almost half-a-century in the Scottish newspaper industry as a Sports Sub-Editor and Editor, spills the beans in a frank and candid manner. Much is revealed within the pages of this book that was previously kept out of the public domain. And you’ll see why!

Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu is a rollicking, often hilarious, trip through the crazy world of Scottish newspapers. It’s a journey that takes the reader behind the headlines of the biggest, most sensational stories of our national press. It also introduces the fascinating if madcap characters whose job was to bring you your daily news. Prepare to be bewildered by their antics as they chase front and back page exclusives. You’ll be amazed and amused by the tales that did NOT make it into print. Until now, as Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu brings many sensational stories into print for the first time!

Other stories here throw an entirely new light on what actually happened around many of Scotland’s most famous sports stars; stories that will cause quite a few reputations to be reassessed.

Order now using the Paypal facility below.

Title: Jinx Dogs Burns Now Flu
Author: Alex Gordon
ISBN: 978-1-901514-28-5
Format: Paperback
Price: £9.99

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