Saturday, October 01, 2011

He passes his A-level English at 60 and publishes his first novel at 71!

A FORMER firefighter from York who passed his GCSE and A-level English when he was 60 has had his first novel published.

Chris Granger, who lives in Acomb, decided to study GCSE and A-level English at York College more than ten years ago.

While studying language and literature, he discovered a love of Shakespeare, and was enthused by his tutors to write. Now, aged 71, his first novel entitled Some Lessons In Gaelic has been published.

 He said: “It was the tutor’s praise for my essay that galvanised me to extend that classroom incident into a full-length fictional novel, little knowing at the time that it would take me ten years to complete. More + photo...

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