Keighley family proud as grandad Keith makes debut on book scene

Grandfather Keith Wilson who has had his first book, inset, published

Grandfather Keith Wilson who has had his first book, inset, published

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An 82-year-old grandfather has written his first book.

Keith J Wilson’s “Letters from the Past” is a historical novel, set during the English Civil War.

Son Adrian said his dad – whose daughter Amanda and her two children both live in Keighley – had loved working on the book, which was published just before Christmas.

“He took a couple of decades to write it – he had to get all the historical context right and did a lot of research,” said Adrian, who lives in Herefordshire.

“He worked really hard but enjoyed doing it.”

He added: “I’m incredibly proud of what he has achieved. Not only is it a good read – and it has received some very positive reviews – but it is a great legacy for his family.”

Letters from the Past is a story of romance and adventure, providing an insight into the world of ordinary men and women during a time of considerable turmoil.

It is available in paperback at £8.99 and e-book at £3.99. Visit or for more details.

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