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Trainee solicitor presents former headteacher with debut novel he began while at school

Jack Burroughs has presented a copy of his first book, which he started while at County Upper, to head Vicky Neale. ANL-141103-143319001

Jack Burroughs has presented a copy of his first book, which he started while at County Upper, to head Vicky Neale. ANL-141103-143319001

A trainee solicitor has presented his former headteacher with a signed copy of his debut novel which he started while studying his GCSEs.

Jack Burroughs, 23, returned to County Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds, ahead of World Book Day to give head Vicky Neale his fantasy adventure book The Two Empires.

He started writing the novel about six years ago while at school and has published it as an ebook and in paperback.

Mr Burroughs said the book is the story of a young shoemaker caught up in an invasion of orcs, who embarks on an epic journey to bring aid to his homeland and track down the woman he loves.

In his printed acknowledgement, he thanks his former English teachers and names retired teacher David Dean for reading the first chapter.

Mr Burroughs, who is a trainee solicitor with Ashton KCJ, in Cambridge, and will qualify in September, said: “I’ve always enjoyed writing. It’s been quite a long process with a lot of rewriting involved but it’s great to have a real book on sale.”

Visit his book’s website malkovari.com

 

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