writer of fiction and now of regional language which does not conform to the
My name is Alan Gyles, and I decided to pursue my passion for writing after I retired from a varied career which for the last 20 years was in financial services. For me, writing is a way to express my creativity, having always enjoyed telling stories to my friends and family.
I was brought up in Arbroath, Scotland leaviing over 40 years ago. On return visits, I always had to adjust my hearing to understand the local dialect I grew up with and after overhearing a conversation between an Englishman and a Scotsman when two people speaking the same language, could not understand each other, I decided to write a lighthearted phrasebook hoping to educate visitors to Arbroath by helping them understand the locals better. My book contains words that Arbroath people use but have a different meaning in English.
In addition to writing phrasebooks, I have also written fiction, and recently published my first gripping novel, The Finger of Suspicion. I expect to publish more drama and mystery novels as well as humorous non-fiction books in the future. if you want to immerse yourself in a captivating read, The Finger of Suspension is available to purchase from bookshops and on Amazon
"Thank you Alan. Book delivered yesterday, wonderful, great nostalgia from my wonderful hometown. Thank you"