SIGN here please ... that was one request former journalist Roy Briggs was happy to fulfill.
Mr Briggs put his name to the copy of his book Eve of Forgiveness, A Journalist’s Journey at an event in Taylors, in Bar Street, Scarborough.
With almost half a century in journalism – 28 years news reporting, 20 in horse racing – the 72-year-old grandfather has a fascinating life story.
The book has various bizarre, humorous and tragic human-interest stories, while his racing career saw the launch of a successful media campaign to expose ascandal involving cruelty to racehorses.
The front cover was designed by his granddaughter Emily, 15. “She was only 14 at the time and I was delighted with her efforts,” said Mr Briggs who lives in Scarborough.
Emily, who lives at Crowle, near Scunthorpe, hopes to make a career from art.
Mr Briggs will make a donation to Cancer Research UK from every book sold.
The Eve of Forgiveness costs £8.99 and can be bought at Taylors or ordered online at www.fast-print.net/bookshop