Burnley man's latest chapter in 'Boggarts' adventures

A Burnley cancer sufferer who says a new-found love of writing helped him turn a page in his life during the first lockdown, has now seen his second book published.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 3:45 pm

Retired miner and delivery driver Mr Peter Booth (62), who also suffers from diabetes, has penned two books during lockdown after being inspired by poker partner, friend and prolific Burnley author John Cowell.

Peter, of Fenwick Street, said he always believed he had a book in him and lockdown provided the perfect opportunity to put pen to paper - with the result being "Boggarts in Burnley", a part fact and fiction tale of his grandfather John Leaver, a tenant farmer from Worsthorne, and his battle against the evil Lancastrian 'dwarfs'.

His second book in a trilogy, "Boggarts Help Save Burnley" is now on sale on Amazon.

Peter's second book 'Boggarts Help Save Burnley'
Peter's second book 'Boggarts Help Save Burnley'

He said: "I am currently halfway through writing the third for the trilogy. I will be done with the Boggart stories then, but have another written and ready to go to print soon.

"I also have a great story in my head for another book, that I will be writing when the third Boggart book is completed. That book will be about a local man and be based up over Gorple Reservoir area. Again this one will be fictional but loosely based on someone I knew.

"My good friend John Cowell said that as I was isolated due to Covid-19, I should write a book as he has done. I am retired now due to having lymphoma cancer and Type 2 diabetes. So I did, and the 'Boggart trilogy' was born."