Ian Trafford

Ian Trafford lives near Abel Tasman National Park and has worked as a tourist guide and photographer, as well as writing a guidebook and books for school reading. Penguin has just published his latest project: Into the Unknown, based on his grandfather's diaries of WW1.

Aug 20, 2020

My grandfather wanted his secret war diary burned. I've just published it.

Alick Trafford kept extensive diaries during World War I. Here, his grandson Ian Trafford explains the difficult decision to turn them into a book.

Read on.

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