Tim sets new book in town of his birth, King’s Lynn

Tim Anderson has written his second book using his nom de plume, Tim Naderson: Picture supplied

Tim Anderson has written his second book using his nom de plume, Tim Naderson: Picture supplied - Credit: Archant

He may have lived and worked all around the world but King's Lynn-born Tim Anderson had only one setting in mind when he came to write his second book.

'A Place for Freddy' unfolds in the west Norfolk town in 1987 and in Belgium, France and Italy during the First World War.

It describes real events and real places, but the characters are fictional.

The 64-year-old, who is retired, said: 'I live in Bedfordshire now, but I was born and raised in Wootton Road, Gaywood and I went to the then King Edward VII grammar school.

'I've still got family in Lynn and my brother lives in Snettisham, so the town and area have a special place in my heart.'


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The novel is based in Lynn and covers local families and the experiences of the men who fought in the First World War.

He wrote the book under his nom de plume, Tim Naderson, and used some family names for characters, including his mother's maiden name, Scott.

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'Some of the characters come from the North End of Lynn, and some from Saddlebow, as well as other places around the town,' he added.

'My mum's family used to run R&K Scott wholesalers in London Road. Her family were from Saddlebow. My father Henry was a North Ender. He ran the Seamans' dairy on Queen Elizabeth Avenue.'

The father-of-two left the region to study at Nottingham University and then worked for various food companies in the US and Asia.

He also served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Anglian regiment.

The story features Kate Scott and her great uncle, Freddy Scott, who served during the war and lives in a shop in the High Street. She agrees to help him write his memoirs, so they drive to the continent, to places that were important to him during the war.

Mr Anderson's first book 'Bristol Gunners' was written under his real name. Both books are available to buy on Amazon.

Have you written a book based in our region? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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