The Piper of Tobruk
We recently received this invitation to a Book Event in Kirkcaldy.
Thursday, 29 August 2019, 7pm, Waterstones, 175 High St. Kirkcaldy, KY1 1JA
Pipe Major Robert Roy is a legendary figure in The Black Watch. In November 1941, during the battle for the relief of the Tobruk Garrison, he “displayed the most exceptional and outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty” for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Months earlier, he had been involved in the defence of Crete, escaped from a POW camp and made his way to Syria to re-join his battalion. Post-war, Robert Roy continued to live a remarkable life. Alice Soper will talk about her memoir of her father, which tells the story of a courageous and inspiring soldier who, in peacetime and in war, was not afraid to stand up for his convictions.
Tippermuir Books & Waterstones Kirkcaldy are delighted to host an evening with Alice Soper (former Kirkcaldy councillor) author of The Piper of Tobruk based around the publication of this important and timely life of Pipe Major Robert Roy, MBE, DCM a ‘hero in wartime and peacetime’ who made Kirkcaldy his home ‘a book for anyone who is interested in the power of the human spirit over adversity and danger
Refreshments Provided ~ Free Event
RSVP if possible moc.liamgnull@eatrahcmahargnhoj
Alice will also be appearing at ‘Words of War’ the Perth Book festival – https://theblackwatch.co.uk/events/words-of-war-book-festival/