A DAD whose seven-year-old son was abducted by his Greek mother while on holiday is holding book signings for his novel which charts the events.

Ian Lomax, of Smedley Avenue, Great Lever, wrote For the Love of Christopher: A Father’s Tale in just two weeks, despite never having written before.

It was snapped up by a publisher and now Mr Lomax is looking forward to launching his book at three events.

He will be at Waterstone’s, Bury, today from 10.30am, WHSmith in the Trafford Centre, from noon, on Saturday, May 31, and at Waterstone’s Bolton, on Saturday, June 7, from noon.

He said: “I’m looking forward to it.

“The book’s doing all right, it wasn’t supposed to be out until May 31 and they are selling it already.”

The book charts his journey, from meeting his future wife at a Corfu bar on holiday, the breakdown of their relationship, the abduction in 1998, court cases, getting arrested in Greece, taking his plight to a top lawyer in Brussels and finally being reunited with Christopher, aged 22.

Mr Lomax added: “I feel very emotional now after all these years that I can finally give hope to parents who are suffering through abduction that one day, their child might come home.”