Alastair Borthwick the Renowned Author

Alastair Borthwick is a renown writer who has authored two very famous books namely “Sans Peur” and “Always A Little Further”. Being born at Rutherglen and raised at Troon, he got an opportunity to get his high school education when he finally relocated to Glasgow. When he was finally 16, he left school to be employed at Evening Times where he was given the job of a copytaker. Later on, he was promoted to Glasgow Weekly Herald where he worked with some of his colleges to editing the newspaper. Here, he got an opportunity to write articles about women and children which he included in the newspaper.
It was later on that he became interested in rock climbing which was a sport that was considered to be practiced by the rich in those days. Alastair Borthwick was intrigued and soon he began writing about it where he incorporated humor and created a clear description to his readers about what was going on. He soon documented his writings in his famous books known as Always A Little Further. It received a lot of public appreciation and is still read up to date.
Alastair Borthwick later relocated to London where he got a job at Daily Mirror but unfortunately left the company in the same year. However, this created another opportunity for him to join BBC where he discussed many topics concerning outdoor activities in Scotland. He later joined the army during the war. His hard work and determination made him earn ranks in the army and he was finally made captain. He worked with the intelligence battalion in the army.
One of his greatest achievements that he will always be remembered for was his victory against the Germans. He led a battalion of 600 soldiers without a compass and only relied on his sense of direction. He finally emerged victoriously and defeated the Germans. The events during the war inspired him to write a book known as Sans Peur which documented all the activities that happened during the war. After the war, Alastair Borthwick moved to a new place with his family and went back to his former broadcasting job.

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