Alastair Borthwick was a writer, journalist, radio personality, and producer as an article by Chronicleweek.com goes into his life and his writing. His regarded masterpiece was his novel called “Always a Little Further,” a memoir on his time in Scotland that went into the sports known to the region such as mountain climbing. Another novel which he published was “Sans Peur” that focuses on his time as he served in World War II. Alastair Borthwick’s is known for his book “Always a Little Further,” which captured a big movement that was going on in Scotland at the time period as it was well received by both critics and fans. The movement was called “Wandervogel,” according to the article as it was a wave of people who enjoyed hiking, it spread to Europe during the time as well.
The author himself enjoyed nature and would go hiking, along with sleeping there in the mountains; as it was a good activity to do to clear the mind and get some needed exercise. At the time period, many lost their jobs and this was something to do to free their minds from stress and enjoy the outdoors. The writer made friends with people of the movement and got inspired to write a book about it, however, his idea was rejected, but T.S. Eliot kept pushing for its publication and it eventually did and sold plenty of copies. “Always a Little Further” went down as a classic for its intriguing characters, vivid details, and humor. Alastair Borthwick from a young age was a writer and journalist, working for publications and serving as an editor for newspapers. After being fired as a reporter, his life took a turn as he became a radio broadcaster as people found out that he had a voice for it. He also served as an intelligence officer during World War II, where he fought against the Germans and led troops. He would write a book based on his experiences of the war and later settled down, married, and had a kid named Patrick. The man always wanted to be remembered as a talented and versatile writer.
Chronicle week article