It is undeniable that the first half of the 20th Century was one of the most formative and important in human history. It is also a time that many look back to with a nostalgic lens. Due to this fact, the works of writers like Alastair Borthwick continue to be very popular. The Scottish author had a true knack for vivid description and in this way, he really captured a great deal of the essence of the first half of the 20th Century in his home country of Scotland. His career included more than simply working as an author. He was also involved in news, radio and broadcasting and had experience as a soldier during the century’s great conflict of World War II.
From a literary standpoint, Alastair Borthwick is most well remembered and loved for two books in particular. The first one is called Always A Little Further. This unique book is set in the Scottish hillwalking community of the 1930s that Alastair Borthwick was a participating member. He presents a vivid description of time and place throughout this beloved work of literature. The second book that is is most well remembered for is written about his time in the military during the Second World War. This one is entitled Sans Peur. Throughout these works, it is Alastair Borthwick’s ability to evoke imagery that has made them well loved and well remembered over the course of their history. It is now more than a decade since the passing of Borthwick, but he is still remembered fondly for his literary contributions.
After the war was over, Alastair Borthwick moved to the town of Jura along with his wife. He was able to continue working in broadcasting and even ventured into the realm of television during the 1960s. Throughout all of his success as an editor and broadcaster, he is always the most fondly remembered as that author who managed to really capture some unique moments in time during the Twentieth Century’s first half. It is for these literary masterworks that he continues to be remembered so fondly to this day.