Alastair Borthwick was regarded as a famous journalist, author, war hero, and broadcaster who always gave 100% in everything he did throughout his life. One of his best works includes the making of the novel “Always a Little Further” that depicted the middle class in Scotland. The book gave people a perspective into what the Scottish people did at the time with mountaineering and climbing hills to escape the economic instability that was occurring during the time. The author also served his country during World War II leading his troops through various places through Europe, Sicily, and more. One of his main duties was leading troops through enemy lines as he served as an intelligence officer during the war and this led to the creation of another book named “Sans Peur.” Alastair Borthwick has gone down in history as a multi-talented author who could write about a lot of different things such as the war but also about the working class in Scotland while being able to broadcast and help out at museum exhibits.
Alastair Borthwick grew up in the city of Scotland known as Glasgow and showed a lot of talent as a writer and editor from an early age as he worked in that field at school being a copywriter. He had become interested in mountaineering after knowing that many did it in Scotland to get away from reality and witness the beauty of nature in a troubling time period where many were unemployed. The writer had found a job at the Daily Mirror but left after just a year but this is what would lead to his broadcasting career as a producer noticed that he had a gift for it and gave him his very own segment on mountaineering and the public had enjoyed it. Although the journalist had a wide array of talents and gifts, he never was too cocky or bragged about it to anyone, which made him a likable guy. He was a person who wanted to live his life in peace and enjoy it in the long run. “Always a Little Further” cements itself as a classic as T.S. Eliot pushed it into press after some doubts from others.