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Becoming Alfie is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Becoming Alfie by Neil Patterson


Genre:  Historical fiction

Tour Dates: 5th - 11th December 2020

Publication Date: 26th September 2020

Standalone First book in The Alfie Norrington Series

Estimated Page Count: 279

Formats available: Mobi and PDF

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts and Q&As

Alfie Norrington was born into poverty in London’s East End in the first minute of the twentieth century. His life was a battle. From the Brick Lane markets where young Alfie pilfered and pickpocketed, to the trenches of Flanders, Alfie fought every step of the way.

Almost killed by a trench bomb he battled to recover and while in a military hospital Alfie made a promise that dramatically change’s his life. A true East End hero, Alfie begins his journey away from poverty armed with a robust moral compass and an open heart.

Becoming Alfie is the first in the Alfie Norrington series. It follows the life of a man who positively influenced thousands of people. The world needs more individuals like Alfie Norrington, that give much more than they take.

About Neil Patterson

Born in South Essex close to the River Thames and directly East of London, my childhood was peppered with memories of the mighty river itself.

We would swim, fish and discover hidden treasure in the tidal mudflats with the fragments of clay pipes we found taking us back to another era. It was here that my inspiration for writing was born. I began to keep a diary of my observations from life and documented my feelings and thoughts.


My wife was twenty two and I was twenty four when we migrated to Australia with a glorious expectation. The sun was shining, the people were friendly and Sydney Harbour simply magnificent. Together we were committed to making the most of this opportunity beginning the next step in our lives. Everything was new which gave me endless writing opportunities that I recorded in my diary which had spilled over into a number of books. We travelled around this incredible country meeting people from all walks of life and from many nationalities. We lived and worked in a variety of capital cities enjoying each and every experience. All this was tremendous fodder for my writing.


I began to write short stories and poetry, none of which I sought to publish. By my fifty second birthday I was able to finish working and focus full time on my writing, the results so far are The Alfie Norrington Series with Becoming Alfie the first in the series of four. I hope that you enjoy reading Becoming Alfie as much as I did writing it.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 


5th December

  1. The Ladies Who Read / Ceri's Little Blog

  2. donnasbookblog

  3. Just4MyBooks

6th December

  1. Jazzy Book Reviews

  2. What Cathy Read Next

  3. Little Miss Book Lover 87

7th December

  1. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  2. Ellesea Loves Reading

  3. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

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