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Retired journalist Edward Lincoln, from Bovingdon, has first book published at 84-years-old
At the age of 84 a Bovingdon resident and former journalist has had his first book published.
Edward Lincoln, who has lived in The Hollies, with his wife, Meg, for 27 years, has written a political drama that he said "seeks to reform the European Union".
The retired journalist and public relations consultant said: "The story mirrors my own career as its emphasis is on a public relations programme aimed at the press, television and radio media across Europe.
"For decades the United Kingdom’s relationship with Europe has been as turbulent and unpredictable as the weather."
Mr Lincoln has been writing all his life and has a bookshelf of all his self-published work.
He said: "I wonder how many other 80-plus-year-olds are out there, busy writing stories of their own. I’d like to hear from them. I have four other as yet unpublished books, including the untold mystery of The Yeti, as well as the story of my own varied life recorded in my autobiography.
"I like to find original and interesting subjects and subjects that amaze me.
"I started writing this book years ago, then I recently picked it up again and thought ‘oh yeah, this is quite good’.
Mr Lincoln said he was "absolutely delighted" when he found out that his book was to be published by a company in Austria.
He said: "It has always been a dream of mine to have my work published so when I got the call from the publishers I was absolutely delighted. I was elated. At the age of 84, to have my first book in the shops is just amazing."
Mr Lincoln has lived in Bovingdon for 27 years and he and his wife have three sons and two grandchildren. This year marks the couple’s diamond wedding anniversary and Mr Lincoln said it’s a very special year for them with his first book being published at the same time.
He added: "Writing has always been an activity of mine and I’ve always done it both professionally and privately. It has always been natural to me to write and I’ve always been somebody who writes."
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