"Too often biographies make depressing reading. The young
firebrand becomes the old reactionary and the brightest young thing dims into
the dullest of embers. It is refreshing, therefore, to read a life that does not
follow this dispiriting trajectory. Writing with great frankness and
understanding, the author puts no gloss on anything and is painfully honest
about his origins and mistakes. The memoir is a fascinating read that carries
the reader along, wanting to know what happens next: the interest never
- Dr. Anthony Heyes. Retired lecturer, book reviewer and a
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Interview with Liz Broomfield.
New Book Journal
Alastair won a Tales2Inspire award for his short story, A Roof Over My Head: a humorous approach to his experiences while volunteering in Canada’s NW Territory. In this story, now published in Tales2Inspire - The Crystal Collection (Stories that Tickle the Funny Bone), Alastair looks back with laughter on some most challenging times!