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An evening with blind author, Gordon Anthony
Wed 23 November 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
Gordon Anthony, a West Lothian based author lost his sight in 2008. Until then he had worked in the banking industry for over 34 years.
Gordon had always had a burning desire to write a book. With the onset of sight loss and a recommendation from his doctor to keep his mind active, Gordon embarked on his first novel 'In the Shadow of the Wall' an epic tale set in Roman Britain.
Since the publication of his first book, Gordon has gone on to publish other stories both in paperback and e-format including 'Hunting Icarus' which is set in the First World War.
Gordon's books are now read by a world - wide audience and have received 5 star reviews such as:
In the Shadow of the Wall - 'This book I found impossible to put down. Fiction set around historical events, with believable characters. Page after page it gripped me. I didn't want it to end. I'd recommend this to young, old, female, male, anyone who enjoys a gripping tale'
Enjoy an evening with Gordon with tales and anecdotes about his life before and after becoming an author.
Gordon is donating his talk in support of RNIB Talking Books (audio books available for blind and partially sighted children and adults)