Kent-based author and Wetherspoon regular George Chittenden has published his first novel.
George, 29, who runs Canterbury Historic River Tours (guided tours on the River Stour, in Canterbury city centre) is a regular visitor to The Thomas Ingoldsby in the city.
He began writing while backpacking across Australia, nearly a decade ago, and fell in love with the profession.
His début novel, ‘The Boy Who Led Them’, is set in the seaside town of Deal, where George grew up, although the story takes place in the late 18th century.
It is a story of honour, loyalty and England’s troubled past; a tale of treasure lost and finally found.
George said: “I regularly sit in The Thomas Ingoldsby and actually write. Writing is a solitary profession – and it has taken years of blood, sweat and tears to finally land a publishing contract.”
The Boy Who Led Them, published by Austin & Macauley, is available now.