Lucky Jack by S. Bavey / #SpotlightPost #BookTour @RRBookTours1

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Memoirs of a World War 1 POW

“One of the perils of being a sniper during the First World War was the likelihood of a grenade going off right next to you and burying you alive”.Meet Jack Rogers. Born in 1894, he once locked eyes with Queen Victoria and was one of the first travellers on London’s ‘Tube’. An early car owner, he had many escapades on his days out to Brighton, including a time when his brakes failed and he had to drive through central London without them!His skills as an entertainer earned him popularity throughout his life, and kept him out of the deadly mines while a prisoner during the First World War. At the tender age of 103 Jack earned the title of ‘The World’s Oldest Columnist’ as he began dictating his life’s exploits to a reporter from the local newspaper.

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Spotlight Post

Thank you, Sue Bavey and R&R Book Tours

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About the author

Sue Bavey is an English Mum of two, living in Massachusetts since 2003 with her husband, kids, a cat named Midnight, a bunny named Nutmeg, a leopard gecko named Ziggy Stardust and occasional frogs and salamanders.

“Lucky Jack is the first book I have written and is my grandfather, Henry John Rogers’ biography. Grandad lived with us when I was born, until we moved when I was six years old. Then he came back to live with us in my teenage years and we were very close. He was my father’s father, but my Mum diligently collected the newspaper columns he dictated to a local reporter, and kept them in scrapbooks in her attic, where they gathered dust and yellowed over time. A few years ago I moved my Mum into an apartment and found all the scrapbooks in the process. I wanted to get all of those stories into a book for my kids to read. That was the germ of an idea which – thanks to my having time during Covid lockdown – has now resulted in the life story of my grandfather, Jack Rogers being written.”

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Author Link

https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/2021/11/23/time-for-some-self-promotion-lucky-jack-by-s-bavey/

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Jack-1894-2000-Memoirs-World-ebook/dp/B09MB87GPN