"I May Not Be Famous, But!" by Ernie Gifford is published

Top Quote Reflective autobiography about the author's eventful life. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 29, 2016 - "I May Not Be Famous, But!" by Ernie Gifford, About the Book: Having seen and read all about these celebrities writing their biography's, or getting someone to write it for them, I thought that as I've lived a lot longer than most of them, I decided to write this account of my life, as I remember it, as a bit of fun.

    I was in my seventy-ninth year when I started writing this book and I am now in my eighty-seventh year. I have been unable to verify any of the facts with my family as I am the last surviving member, so I cannot guarantee that everything is in chronological order.

    I have done my best to make the story as accurate as possible, bearing in mind that I am writing this all from memory, so dates and times from way back then are very hazy, to say the least.

    About the Author:
    Having spent the last eight years writing this book, it's made me realise that my life has been virtually made up of two halves. The first half saw me through childhood and on through puberty to a successful marriage with the pleasure of bringing up five children. Unfortunately, it was destined not to last and we finally separated in 1971. It was then that I met Margaret who was to have a wonderful effect on my life from then on. We both left our respective families and made our way north with no idea where we would end up. Eventually, we settled in Stockport where we later got married. Later on, we returned to live in Milton Keynes where we got involved in sport, which proved to be extremely enjoyable as we worked together. Unfortunately in the later years, Margaret was dogged by ill-health until finally I lost the love of my life. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

    Excerpt from the Book:
    "I was born on the 23rd January 1928 in the beautiful coastal town of Folkestone. I cannot recall much of my formative years, so I will not be able to bore you with those early episodes, although I must admit to some vague recollections of myself and my younger brother romping on the beach wearing a variety of strange clothes.

    Incidentally I was one of seven children, four boys and three girls. There was my eldest brother William, born in 1916, he was followed by my eldest sister Rose, born in1918. Then along came John, born in 1920, followed by another sister Joan, born in 1922. The next to arrive was my sister Ruby, born in 1925, it was then that I arrived on the scene in 1928, followed a year and six days later by my younger brother Ronald in 1929.

    There you have the family's beginnings in a nutshell. As far as I recall we were a very happy family, and my mother managed very well on a limited budget, as I cannot recall ever going hungry.

    I do remember being sometimes allowed in the kitchen to watch my mum cooking, which was a privilege as my dad was barred from the kitchen. I found out later that she was in service when she was younger, so her cooking was second to none."

    I May Not Be Famous, But! by Ernie Gifford is available in paperback from Amazon.com at:

    and from Amazon UK at:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    New Generation Publishing
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    E-mail: info ( @ ) newgeneration-publishing dot com

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