Book signing by nomad Ely author John Taylor
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Ely author John Taylor is getting rave reviews for his latest work, a novel entitled “I Will Find You” which has its roots in Mepal and the city.
John was born in Ely and raised in Littleport, and describes himself as a professional nomad having lived in half a dozen countries and worked in many more.
He says he never forgets his roots and has included many local references in a novel which is tipped to become a best seller.
The story begins in Mepal near Ely, travels to Cambridge, Australia then returns to Cambridge, Mepal and Ely.
There are many places and people that local folks will recognise and remember, he said.
The book is described by the publisher as touching, filled with drama and emotion, a gripping adventure, full of twists and turns that will hold the reader’s attention to the last page.
John says the best opinions come from readers who have given it five stars.
- 1 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree to be unveiled at Ely Cathedral in honour of The Queen
- 2 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 3 Hand clinic offering additional type of treatment for arthritis sufferers
- 4 Girl, 7, left heartbroken after beloved rabbits are stolen
- 5 Villagers can be proud says school head as Ofsted gives thumbs up
- 6 Princess Anne unveils new 'national treasure' Jubilee table in Ely
- 7 Met Office weather: Yellow storm and flood warning for East of England
- 8 Table made from 5,000-year-old oak tree arrives at Ely Cathedral
- 9 Three brass instruments worth £20k stolen from church
- 10 Recap: Severe disruption on Great Northern and Thameslink trains to London
Often asked if it’s a true story, John answers. “It’s fiction based on a huge amount of fact which took more than seven years to research.
Based on true events, real people and places. It’s the story of a small boy who is separated from his mother in 1943, it follows the amazing events of his childhood to becoming a young man and his efforts to find his mother.
• John Taylor will be signing books on Thursday December 14 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in the bookshop at Wood Green Animal Charity in Ely. Profits will go to the charity.