The ideal life is to write a thousand word in the morning and catch a salmon in the afternoon, and these are the words of Alastair Borthwick. He is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated authors, journalist, and historian who lived his life most simplistically despite having many a name in literary works.
His first publication issue was in 1939 when he released a book titled, Always A Little Further. This book really captured the audience and was quite such a big success at the time, and so is today. It is about the adventures in nature predominantly on the Scottish Highlands. What made it special is because it was written during classical times where mountaineering and climbing escapades were for the affluent and famous. Alastair Borthwick manages to tell of his account on outdoor and camping adventures that were taking root in the grassroots in the 1930s. This book successfully managed to stir up enthusiasm in mountain climbing, hiking, and outdoor activities on nature.
In 1946, Alastair Borthwick released Sans Peur, a book that memoirs the uncertain Second World War times. He was a journalist and therefore had a rare yet gruesome experience capturing events as they unfolded. He tells of the deadly encounters, dangers at the battlefield, ambushes, captivity and torture victims went through. Although this was a dangerous task to undertake, it opened the world to the actual situations during the war. He masterly carried out this role along with leading about 600 men to ambush the Germans in total darkness.
About Alastair Borthwick
Alastair Borthwick was born in 1913 in Rutherglen. He is a Scottish Author, journalist, and broadcaster admired for his amazing literary skills. He attended the Glasgow High School where he was part of the Training Corps at his school. At 16 years, he bunked school to become a copywriter at Evening Times, and sooner he joined Glasgow Weekly Herald. His love for nature and rock climbing moved him to explore and write about caves, camping, outdoors among many other things in his book, Always A Little Further.
Alastair was a battalion intelligence officer
following which he wrote the San Puer. He is a great historian, author and
excelled in journalism. Checkout the official Facebook page.