About the Author:
Roger Guttridge was born in 1950 and has been a journalist for 44 years and a freelance writer since 1990. His past roles include chief reporter, deputy news editor and deputy production editor with the Bournemouth Evening Echo. His specialities include historical columns and features, and also swimming and diving from grassroots to Olympic level. Roger is the author and co-author of 19 books and the editor of several others.