Ex-head teacher's book will be required reading

A FORMER Motherwell teacher has turned author to pen a new book.

Dick Lynas (68), former head teacher of Taylor High in New Stevenston and head of English at Our Lady's High, has completed 'Pies Were for Thursdays'.

The autobiography started off as hand-written reminiscences for his grandchildren to enjoy, but quickly became a book, detailing his childhood in Glasgow in the 1940s and 50s.

Dick said: "You will need to read the book for an explanation of the title, but partly it's a wee nod to the late Molly Weir's Shoes Were For Sunday."

It was Dick's wife, Phil, who suggested that he should put some of his memories in writing for his five grandchildren.

His stories have now been published by Authorhouse, with the book available to order at WH Smith stores and online at www.authorhouse.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk.

Dick continued: "I've been knocked out by the number of people who have got in touch to say how much they loved the book.

"Older readers are reminded of similar events in their own childhood and younger readers are fascinated by a world in which you were well off if you got more than a penny in pocket money."

Full story in December 16 edition of Times & Speaker