The north’s most iconic Radio broadcaster, Alan Robson MBE, will be appearing at Waterstone’s in Newcastle on June 9 to sign copies of his latest books, Walking in the Footsteps of Jack the Ripper, and Ted’s Story, both of which are published via Britain’s Next Bestseller.
The first of the two offerings is as self-explanatory as it comes, Alan offering his own thoughts, opinions, and research on the well-tested Jack the Ripper, whilst the other, Ted’s Story, is the last, untold story of the Second World War, emanating from right here in the north-east.
Ted’s Story was one which came to Alan by chance, but the one he is honoured to have been given the chance to have written, saying: “A young man came to me with a jumble of pieces of scrap paper, hidden from the Japanese during the building of the Burma Railway.
“Who would have thought it would turn into one of the greatest stories of heroism ever?
“I visited the jungles where he was enslaved, ate what he ate, experienced the real wilderness, and still cannot imagine how any of those brave men survived.”
After doing all of that, in the name of someone else, its little wonder accolades came the Metro Radio DJ’s way, but as he rightly says, it’s not about Alan Robson, it’s Ted’s Story.
“The story won me radio’s highest accolade A New York Radio Award, and is currently nominated for a literary Golden Dagger,” Alan continued.
“An incredible story of a North Eastern lad and an Edinburgh Scot, looking after each other like we do up here.
“I was honoured to put Ted’s story together, it’s his book, not mine.”
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