A Glaswegian writer and musician will be visiting Helensburgh to share the story of his trip from ‘Balloch to Bali’.

Paul Murdoch will bring his talk to Helensburgh Library on Thursday, April 27 at 7pm as part of its ‘An Evening with …’ series of events.

In one of the first talks of the summer season, Paul will share how saving thousands of books resulted in his unexpected stay in Bali.

Library worker Mary Irvine said: “Multi-talented author Paul Murdoch will present an illustrated talk of ‘Balloch to Bali’, re-telling the story of how thousands of books were saved from being pulped and led to Paul spending a month in Bali.

“There are humorous moments, but serious moral questions are also raised.”

Paul has written children’s books Windscape, The Egg Thief, Sunny, and the Tiffy Toffy picture-books used by UNICEF and worldwide charities to teach English and counting skills to children.

He has also written for more mature audiences with his books Old Bloke Goes Running and Old Bloke Goes Swimming, exploring staying fit in your fifties, and various nature books.

Paul has been making music since the 1970s and released his album Wilderness in 2017.

Award-winning Helensburgh-born author Ian Skewis will also present a story at the library on May 25.

Another local author, Frederick Thompson, will return to the library for his talk on June 29.

Every ‘An Evening with …’ meeting will start at 7pm, is free to enter, and includes an alcoholic beverage.

Mary added: “All these meetings are free, as are the glasses of wine.”

No tickets are needed in advance for the ‘Balloch to Bali’ talk.

Find out more about Paul on his website: www.paulmurdoch.co.uk.