Interview: ALAN ‘GINGER’ NEWMAN

Interview: ALAN ‘GINGER’ NEWMAN Alan ‘Ginger’ Newman has been a lifetime in bookmaking and gambling. In this series of three interviews he talks of his life, his decision to write his stories down, how they became a book. Subsequently raising thousands of pounds for good causes. He also relates some tales of characters he has met along the way, the great, good and not so good in this heartwarming series.


ALAN ‘GINGER’ NEWMAN (part 1 of 3)

Ex-Bookmaker and author Alan ‘Ginger’ Newman talks about his early life going dog racing, how his brother turned £1 into a years wages on a Thursday afternoon, how a conversation with his daughter’s friends inspired him to write his stories down and Dave Stewart persuaded him to publish them in his book ‘It’s Not What You Know’ after the death of his wife. It’s gone on to raise several thousands of pounds as well as entertaining a legion of readers.


ALAN ‘GINGER’ NEWMAN (part 2 of 3)

Ex-bookie and author Alan ‘Ginger’ Newman continues his stories including a heartbreaking tale from a dog track and tales meeting the highest of the high and the lowest of the low in his time as a bookmaker.


ALAN ‘GINGER’ NEWMAN (part 3 of 3)

In this final part Alan talks about the best five bookmakers that he has ever known. He also talks about his current life where he travels the globe going racing with his friends in high places and meeting a musical hero.


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