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Alastair Borthwick: A Multifaceted Life in Literature

Quite often is easy to view those that write literary classics simply through the lens of their most renowned pieces. Though easy to fall into, it would be a trap that fails to fully encapsulate the very nature of the person and the influences that led to the creation of their work.

That being the case, it is important that a deeper look into the lives of this literary masters be given as a means to fully understand the work in addition to the person behind its creation.

So, in the spirit of that sentiment, a recent piece regarding the works, life, and experiences of Alastair Borthwick was published, taking that more in depth approach that is necessary when looking to analyze the life of a writer.

Within the piece, details regarding not only the works but even the early life that shaped Alastair Borthwick into becoming the writer that he was, all explored within depth the key facets that led this literary creator into becoming the renowned author that he has become.

For those that enjoy taking a deep dive into the inner workings of writers as a means to add another layer of understanding to works that they enjoy, the piece details the experiences that shaped Alastair Borthwick’s work that used the world war as its fountain of inspiration.

For those that may not have known, the writer actually spent time in the armed forces helping in the effort to win the war. Though, within in his efforts, he was able to leverage his love of mountaineering to aid his follow soldiers in gaining an advantage on the enemy via covert movements that otherwise would have been unachievable had another individual led the mission.

Most prominent of his accomplishments during this era of his life is a mission in which Alastair Borthwick led troops behind enemy lines in the dead of the night as to entrench themselves in a more favorable position, all without actionable intel or maps.

The piece itself is a must read for all those that enjoy a bit context to the literary adventures in the world.
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2003/oct/09/guardianobituaries.booksobituaries