Another author, and it’s the interesting Alistair Lavers….
Born in Westphalia, Germany, Alistair saw most of Europe as a youngster and spent most of his life in London, Devon and Yorkshire.
A trained graphic artist, he has also been a junior partner in a record store, promoter, nightclub manager, property developer, lecturer, motorcycle racer and a support worker. Many of the experiences in his personal and professional life have fed his writing.
“I always thought that there must be an audience for a really good comedy drama, set in a provincial English seaside town, this is the inspiration for creating Whitborough on Sea where the books are based. I wanted to create a treasure hunt into which I could bring the widest possible mix of people from all sorts of backgrounds and occupations to make it as interesting for me, and the audience. The humour is deliberately ‘old school’ English comedy, and being a huge fan of the old Ealing comedies, Dads Army, Fawlty Towers, Phoenix Nights, Only Fools and Horses and the League of Gentlemen, these were very much in the back of my mind when I wrote Treasure Trove.”