Kilsythian Lil Alexander has written a book about her late husband, variety star Jack Alexander

A retired professional dancer from Kilsyth who was married to musician Jack Alexander of the Alexander Brothers has self-published a book that is inspired by her late husband.

Lil Alexander who worked with all the greats of Scottish variety and even met Elvis Presley has now penned ‘‘The Adventures of Jack the Scottish Piper & His Ornamental Friends’

Lilian who now lives in Prestwick already showed a flair for writing as she also wrote songs like ‘Swan Lady’ and ‘A Toast to Jimmy Shand’ in addition to being a published poet.

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