Author Anthony Gray signing re-launched book at Holt

Former EDP reporter Anthony Gray. Photo: Karen Bethell

Former EDP reporter Anthony Gray. Photo: Karen Bethell - Credit: Archant

Norfolk-born journalist-turned-bestselling author Anthony Gray will be signing copies of his newly-relaunched first novel, The Jersey Strategem, at the Holt Bookshop on Saturday.

Originally titled Some Put Their Trust in Chariots when it was first published in 1973, the fast-paced thriller is based on a true-life experience.

It tells the tale of a trio of multi-millionaires caught in the crossfire of the Cold War and their unlikely ally, international newsman Jonathan Robson, who is perhaps not all he seems.

Mr Gray is a former North Norfolk News and Eastern Daily Press reporter who went on to become a foreign correspondent for the Reuters news agency, as well as a TV and radio presenter, before giving up journalism to become a novelist.

The Jersey Stratagem was written while he was recuperating on the island after being held for two years in solitary confinement in Beijing during China's cultural revolution.

The 40th anniversary edition of the book, which features a new postscript explaining its origins, is published by Norwich-based company Tagman Press, which Mr Gray founded in 1998.

Anthony Gray will be signing copies of The Jersey Stratagem at the Holt Bookshop, 10 Appleyard, Holt, on Saturday from 11am – 12.30pm. The book, priced £8, is available from

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