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Freelance journalist Ross Reyburn, who has revived his late father Wallace Reyburn’s dramatic eyewitness account of the ill-fated Dieppe Raid, is a former newspaper feature writer and non-fiction book reviewer. 


From 1967-1973, he worked as a journalist with the Hampstead & Highgate Express, the North London weekly hailed as “the only local newspaper in Britain with a foreign policy!” Later came a long career with The Birmingham Post, as a feature writer latterly also serving as the regional daily newspaper’s literary editor before going freelance in 2003. 


His books include Saving Rugby Union (Y Lolfa, 2020) and The Great Rivals - Oxford and Cambridge (2010), a Pitkin Guide comparing the achievements of the world’s two most famous universities.