Ex-soldier will talk about his new work in Portsmouth

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FORMER SAS soldier Andy McNab will give people an insight into his new book as part of a festival about writers.

Mr McNab will talk about his work Red Notice at Admiral Lord Nelson School, in Dundas Lane, Copnor, Portsmouth tomorrow.

The event, which starts at 7.30pm, is part of Portsmouth Bookfest. Tickets for the talk cost £5.

Mr McNab first came into the spotlight when he published his account of the Special Air Service (SAS) patrol Bravo Two Zero in 1993.

He had previously received the Military Medal in 1980, awarded for an action whilst serving with the Royal Green Jackets in Northern Ireland in 1979. He has also written two other autobiographies and a number of fiction books.

As previously reported in The News, this year’s festival has been boosted by £20,000 in funding from the Arts Council England Libraries Development Initiative award.

The money is being used to ensure that residents from across the whole city can see the talks.