A Lynn man who has donated more than £50,000 to charity from his book sales has no plans to release anymore once his latest publication goes on the shelves.
Popular author and former Lynn News columnist Bob Booth is planning on taking a much-deserved break after producing 10 books in as many years.
His latest offering, entitled ‘King’s Lynn in Colour (combined volumes two and three)’ contains more than 250 colour pictures over 92 pages, mainly between 1965 and 1985.
Mr Booth said: “Normally after one book has been published I start another one, but after 10 years I think I should spend a bit more time with my wife.
“We are going to put our life on hold and reassess things.”
Mr Booth’s first book was published back in 2006 and his nine titles have led to approximately 22,000 sales.
His best-selling publication was ‘Looking Back at Lynn’, which was published in 2007 and sold more than 4,000 copies.
“I’m not a historian, I have just done the books for nostalgia,” admitted Mr Booth, who has lived in the town all of his life other than a three-year spell away.
“I like people to look at the books and say “I remember that” and it also the younger generation an idea of what the town used to be like.”
On his donations, which have benefitted more than 20 charities, Mr Booth said: “We like to give to any good cause out there.
“Cancer Research UK and Macmillan have been our two main charities. It is a horrible disease and several of our friends have got one form or another, so research is a key thing to try to crack it.”
Mr Booth ended by thanking North Lynn-based publishers Clanpress, saying: “They have been absolutely brilliant to me and nothing has ever been too much trouble.”
The new book will be available from Waterstones, WH Smith, Trues Yard, The Record Shop (Lynn), Jarrolds (Norwich and other selected outlets, priced at £12.99, from Saturday, October 24.