Mo, the wealthy dictator of a volatile Middle Eastern country, enlists a ghostwriter to tell his story to the world and enshrine him in history as a glorious ruler. Inside Mo s... Read more
Mo, the wealthy dictator of a volatile Middle Eastern country, enlists a ghostwriter to tell his story to the world and enshrine him in history as a glorious ruler. Inside Mo s besieged palace the ghost forms an unlikely friendship with a wise and seemingly innocent Italian gardener who slowly reveals that the regime isn t all it appears to be. As a violent rebellion threatens all their lives the ghost struggles to cope with a personal secret too painful to bear. Secrets of the Italian Gardener takes the reader on a heart-pounding journey through the bloody downfall of a doomed tyrant in the company of a young couple struggling to cope with the greatest private tragedy imaginable.
Secrets of the Italian Gardener Hardback edition by Andrew Crofts
Andrew Crofts is a ghostwriter and author who has published more than eighty books, a dozen of which have become Sunday Times number one bestsellers. In the course of his career he has travelled the world working with victims of enforced marriages in North Africa and the Middle East, sex workers in the Far East, orphans in war-torn areas like Croatia and dictatorships like Romania, victims of crimes and abused children everywhere. He has also worked with members of the criminal fraternity.The enormous success of these books brought many very different people to his door; from celebrities to the real elite in the form of world leaders and the mysterious, powerful people who finance them, arm them and, in some cases, control them. His books on writing include Ghostwriting, which was quoted in Robert Harris's bestselling novel The Ghost and Andrew acted as consultant on the subsequent major film. Other books on writing include The Freelance Writer's Handbook and Confessions of a Ghostwriter.
Intended for aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or to supplement their existing income through writing. This guide helps you to decide what to write and how to sell it; and contains advice on ghostwriting, travel writing, fiction, short stories, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine journalism.
This is more than straightforward misery. It shows us the difficulty faced by Muslim girls growing up in 1980s Britain; deals with the horror of arranged marriages and the fall out when it goes wrong; what it means to be alienated from those you love and details the trauma involved in being a prostitute who loathes what she does, whilst celebrating the freedom it brings
HE'S WRITTEN MORE THAN 80 BOOKS. HE'S SOLD MILLIONS OF COPIES ACROSS THE WORLD. HE IS THE MAN BEHIND A DOZEN SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 HITS, SPENDING OVER 120 WEEKS IN THE BESTSELLER CHARTS.
BUT YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T HEARD OF HIM.
Ghostwriting is a thriving, secretive industry. Ghostwriters can create best-selling books for film stars, footballers, pop singers, presidents and anyone else with an interesting story to tell. This book reveals the secrets of how to turn ghostwriting into a successful and lucrative career.
At just six years old Tom Wilson fell prey to a predator of the worst sort.Tom endured years of horrific abuse which led to years of silence and self-torture.Then, one day, Tom read a newspaper article which unlocked the terrible memories he'd kept hidden for over forty tormented years.
For the first six years of her life, Sarah Harris was a happy and popular little girl. Soon Lyndsey's marriage was on the verge of collapse, social services stepped in, and Lyndsey was fighting to keep her family together - and to save her daughter's sanity.
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