Broughty author starts new series

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A BROUGHTY Ferry author is to mark the launch of his second book with two special public events next week.

‘World’s End’ is Gordon Anthony’s second novel to be published and like the first is set during the 1st Century AD Roman occupation of Britain.

What’s more, Gordon (55) is almost totally blind and writes using special software. It promises to be a good read, as his first novel, ‘In the shadow of the wall’ was published to great acclaim in 2010.

Gordon, a former Grove Academy pupil, said: “I’ve always been fascinated by history. While researching my first novel, I had the idea of telling the story of the Roman conquest of Britain from a British perspective.

“Most people think that the Roman occupation of these islands was a very one-sided affair, but the truth is that the Britons put up a very stubborn and often highly effective resistance.

“I wanted to tell that story so I have a series of books planned. ‘World’s End’ is the first in that series. It is an adventure tale but, while it is fiction, it is set against a genuine historical background.”

Gordon will be giving a talk about the background to his new book at Broughty Ferry library on Wednesday, June 20, at 7.15 p.m.

Admission is free but spaces are limited, so anyone wishing to attend should call the library on 01382 436919.

As a follow-up, Gordon will be signing books at the Monifieth Community Cabin on Saturday, June 23, between 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m.