Alex Askaroff


“Born of a Russian/French father and Austrian/English mother, I grew up in 1960’s England and witnessed the birth of our modern age. One of six boys our house was always an explosion of noise. From this early experience I now cherish my quiet moments. My friends call me an introvert.

Originally I went through the state schooling system but things changed dramatically. My parents were in the manufacturing of baby goods and after the Miners Strikes of the 1970’s caused the power across the country to be turned off early each night a massive baby-boom soon followed. The business flourished and I was suddenly bundled off to private school. One second I was almost invisible playing conkers in a class of 44 the next at boarding school learning Latin with 11 classmates. Quite a shock! My old headmaster at Ratton did not find out for a month that I had been moved!

Later I studied engineering and eventually became a self-employed engineer and after many years a master craftsman running my own specialised business in sewing machinery, a trade that I have known since a child.

I still live in my hometown of Eastbourne with my wife and kids. I carry on the trade that I grew up with around the rural Southeast corner of England collecting fascinating stories along the way.”

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Have I Got A Story For You
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,650. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
We all love stories don't we. In Have I Got A Story For You, Alex keeps carries on with his fascinating travels around the South East of England, collecting his hilarious and enchanting tales as he goes. There is the Cavendish Poltergeist, the sailor who saved King Charles in Brighton, Albert Blake who protected Eastbourne in March 1943 from the Luftwaffe, the ghost of Arthur Conan Doyle and much
Norman A Journey Through Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,940. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
From the 1920's to the swinging 60's and beyond. From the cold Atlantic Waters to the beaches of Normandy. From Sumatra and the Japanese surrender to Africa, this book follows Norman's true and remarkable story over 90 years. We meet Winston Churchill and Royalty. From Vera Lynn to Princess Margaret. Norman's journey will take you through an amazing period of drama in war and peace.

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