“The whole point is the more you read the more power you get because it’s all about knowledge.” ~ Andy McNab
29 October 2012
Former SAS soldier Andy McNab gave fans an insight into his life and his new books as a part of Portsmouth bookfest 2012 on Saturday night.
With over 100 people in attendance aged from 5 to 75, Andy McNab took centre stage at the Admiral Lord Nelson School to reveal life secrets and the background behind his books.
The best-selling British author also expressed his passion to try to get more young people reading.
Andy McNab said: “The whole point is the more you read the more power you get because it’s all about knowledge.”
There was also an opportunity for book lovers to get their hands on McNab’s latest release ‘Red Notice’, and a book which isn’t due for release until January ‘New Recruit’.
McNab had the sell out audience glued to their seats with combat stories from his 17 year career in the military.Tales of training, fighting and capture made for another special bookfest event.
The 52-year-old also shed light on the background behind the plots, characters and writing style of his books.
Andy McNab fan, 18-year-old Katie Boness said: “It was a fantastic experience to hear all of Andy’s war stories and background behind his books, one experience that I will never forget.”
The audience also heard of McNab’s work in schools, the army, prisons and detention centre’s to try and inspire younger people to start reading.
Andy McNab told the audience: “The more we are encouraged to read the better it is. It’s the way to do something you want to do instead of something you have to do.”
There was a chance at the end of the event for fans to get their books signed by Andy McNab himself.