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Retired reporter has first book published at 84

A retired regional journalist from Hertfordshire has had his first book published at the age of 84.

Edward Lincoln, who was a reporter on the Hendon and Finchley Times, has penned a political drama which attempts to reform the European Union and mirrors his own career in journalism and public relations.

Having written for many years and self-published several books, Edward said he was over the moon when an Austrian company United P.C. agreed to publish the novel, The Auditor: The European Initiative.

“I felt thrilled because I have worked very hard at producing the story and did a lot of research around the subject matter, but I really think it is worth it,” Edward told HTFP.

Edward Lincoln's first published novel is a political drama

“After sending off several chapters they agreed straightaway that they wanted to publish it, so I worked with the publishers from there.”

Edward says the book centres on a public relations programme aimed at the press, television and radio media across Europe.

“For decades the United Kingdom’s relationship with Europe has been as turbulent and unpredictable as the weather,” he added.

He has always written both professionally and privately, and his self-published works have covered several different subject matters including a detective yarn and the untold mystery of The Yeti.

Despite his advancing years, Edward is keen to continue writing and believes that age should be not a factor.

“I feel very comfortable at 84, I am full of energy and don’t believe it matters how old you are. I try and make the most of every day,” he said.

Edward has lived in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, for the last 27 years and he and his wife celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary this year.

The Auditor: The European Initiative by Edward Lincoln is available to buy on Amazon.