Graham’s sequel hits library’s bookshelf

NILA 05-11-12 BE 3 Ilkeston born author Graham Adams drops copies of his book into Ilkeston Library. Jackie Swepstone assistant in charge ilkeston labrary and Graham Adams.
NILA 05-11-12 BE 3 Ilkeston born author Graham Adams drops copies of his book into Ilkeston Library. Jackie Swepstone assistant in charge ilkeston labrary and Graham Adams.

An Ilkeston-born author is celebrating further literary success by delivering copies of his second novel to the town’s library.

Graham Adams had his first book ‘The Stone’ published last year and was successful in getting six copies of it stocked in Ilkeston Library, as well as three copies at Derby City libraries.

Now he has written a sequel, titled ‘Lewi’s Legacy’, and Ilkeston library users can find out what happens next because the library is stocking six copies of the new book.

Graham, 68, who now lives in the New Forest, in Hampshire, visited Ilkeston on Monday to deliver his book.

He said: “It is a very different book in content to the first book, but still has three chapters dedicated to Ilkeston in the fifties.

“I have already started the last book in the trilogy called ‘The Serpent’s Eye’ and I’m very excited about it.”

A former Stanton Ironworker, Graham drew on his experiences in Ilkeston in his younger days in his first novel, as well as setting parts in other locations familiar to him.

In his second book, the story and the characters are ‘purely fictional’ but he said that older readers will recognise the Ilkeston of the 1950s in the chapters set back then.

Graham’s books are also available as e-books on Amazon and Kobo.