Memoir of village childhood is a big hit with readers

An 85-year-old author’s memories of growing up in Glemsford have proved so popular that his first print run has been a sell-out.

Roger Gray has written fondly of his childhood experiences and his encounters with nearby towns and villages.

In his memoir, entitled Git Ahind – Om Fust, he says: “I always found the rolling hills and valleys of west Suffolk (and especially around the village of Glemsford) to be the most attractive part of the county.”

Born a twin, raised by guardians and given an incorrect birth date by his mother, Roger’s accounts of village life and boyhood have proved a hit, with the initial 100 copies selling out.

The second run of books is available for £7 from Hunts Hill Stores in Glemsford and Sudbury’s Kestrel Bookshop, with £1 from sales at Hunts Hill Stores going to charity.