Novel approach to disco days

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Author David Ross was at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock this week to answer questions about his debut novel “The Last Days of Disco”.

Based in 1982 in Kilmarnock, the book has been receiving rave reviews for the way it interweaves a number of stories depicting friendship, family life and the struggles of the period, with the main focus on two brothers trying to establish their own paths in life – one in the army, the other a layabout, wannabe DJ.

Becoming an author is quite a departure from David’s normal working life as he already has a very successful career as a Design Director at Keppie Design. He graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1992 and has been a Keppie director since 2001.

David is also a designated East Ayrshire Council Business Leader and helps to promote business enterprise within East Ayrshire. He has also been the driving force behind the current and very successful INTERACTION Learning Initiative.

Councillor Douglas Reid said: “David has used his local knowledge of Kilmarnock to great effect in his novel. Kilmarnock is a great place to write about and I’m sure many people will recognise several of the places he mentions. If you haven’t already read it, I would urge you to do so; it’s a great read and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for the characters in David’s follow-up novel.”

David will be back at the Dick Institute as a guest author on Thursday 10 September.

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