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Win an Audiobook of Ink in my Blood by Neil Haverson

Written by  The All Things Norfolk Team
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All Things Norfolk have teamed up with Paul Dickson Books to provide you with a chance of winning a copy of the Audiobook Ink in my Blood by Neil Haverson

Listen to Neil Haverson's 50-year ride through the Norfolk and Suffolk newspaper industry, on the new audiobook edition of Ink in my blood read by 'Brat Minor', Nick Haverson and with an introduction to Neil's 'greatest hits' from 'Brat Major'.

Enjoy Neil's tales of bachelor life in King's Lynn and sporting prowess on the cricket field and hockey pitch - also find out how he met Mrs H.

Neil has witnessed it all in the ever-changing regional media world –from flongs, hot metal and office cricket to full colour printing,digital editions and the web.

For much of his career, Neil worked in Eastern Counties Newspapers, latterly Archant's commercial arm, but his talent as a humorous writer was discovered on the in-house Prospect magazine. This led to wry sporting columns and the famous 'Fortress H' dispatches in the Eastern Daily Press. 

In this audiobook hear Neil's 'greatest hits' from his Norwich Mercury, Eastern Daily Press and Let's Talk magazine columns and his reflections on half a century of ink in his blood.

Nick Haverson said: “I read other people's words out loud for a living nearly every day, but reading out my Dad's words was a whole new experience. I had to cope with the shock that he was once young and then narrate the horror ofmy own childhood behaviour.”

Nick_Haverson_and_Neil_Haverson.jpg                                                                        Nick and Neil Haverson

Neil Haverson explained: “When I write I try to use words that will paint a picture in the reader’s imagination. Words and phrases thatI hope will convey mood and humour. It was fascinating to hear them spoken aloud and see how Nick interpreted them. He got the message spot on. Not only because he was present for much of it but, according to his mother and his wife, he has a certain sense of humour. Not dissimilar to mine.”

All Things Norfolk has teamed up with Paul Dickson Books, the local publisher of Ink in my Blood by Neil Haverson to give you a chance of winning one of three copies of the Audiobook. Please email the answer to the following question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Who is the narrator of the Audiobook, Ink in my Blood?


Please put "Neil Haverson Audiobook Competition" in the title of the e-mail and include your name and address along with the answer to the question in your e-mail. The competition closes at 6pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019 and the winners will be the first three correct name drawn by random by the All Things Norfolk Team after the competition deadline. The winners will be notified by e-mail and only 1 entry per person, no cash equivalent.

Ink in my Blood is published by Paul Dickson Books, paperback £11, ISBN 978-0-9956187-4-9 and Audiobook £20 and can be purchased online at by clicking here where the postage is free. 

Ink in my blood, My half century in newspapers was first published in paperback and e-book formats by Paul Dickson Books in March 2018 and was a finalist in the East Anglian Book Awards 2018.


Last modified on Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:19

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