A WALLASEY pensioner has put pen to paper to write about his life growing up and during World War II.
Hugh Owens, 93, decided to write his autobiography, ‘I Was Here There and Everywhere 1918 to 1945’ for the younger generations to learn about life back then.
The book takes the reader on a journey through the first 27 years of Mr Owens life – growing up in Liverpool, four-and-a-half years serving in the army in Burma and meeting his wife Mary, to whom he was married for 64 years.
The autobiography was sold as an e-book by internet site Amazon last August priced £2.09, and became a resounding success internationally.
Speaking to the News, Mr Owens said: “I started writing it in 1983 but then my wife took ill and I looked after her for 20 years. She died two years ago and I started writing again.
“The book is an autobiography of my life and begins with a murder when I was 10 in North Brook Street in 1928.
“It tells of my childhood experiences of life with oil lamps – there was no gas or electricity until 1935. I just thought people should know what life was like back then.”
A month ago Mr Owens’ publisher went bankrupt and the book has been taken off Amazon for now.
But Mr Owens added: “I’m hoping to get it published again soon.”