Encouraged by my wife Mary, I started to do what people had been telling me to do for years; write a book! I spent several months writing a memoir of my childhood in Dundee and was lucky enough to have a brother Joe capable of editing my manuscript with a fine-tooth comb and making it suitable for public consumption.
I then spent a further two years finding and acquiring permission to use a total of 67 photos from the late 50s and early 60s to enhance the visual impact of the book. When my wife and I set off with a caravan on tow to tour Europe in September of , we eventually found ourselves in Sorrento where we encountered the snail which was to become the hero of extra bonus posts on my blog. The reaction of those who were following the daily blog prompted me to turn these posts into a book and "Socrates the Sprinting Snail of Sorrento" was self-published in December The second children's book for adults too "Bonjour Socrates!
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