• THE UNROUND CIRCLE

    THE UNROUND CIRCLE

    Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • WHO’S ON THE MENU

    WHO’S ON THE MENU

    The people on your plate
    Who’s on the Menu presen Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • THE MERCHANTS OF LIGHT

    THE MERCHANTS OF LIGHT

    A Novel of Venice
    Moving between the wonder of 1 Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • PERSIAN ROULETTE

    PERSIAN ROULETTE

    The first Harry Linley adventure
    In the midst the Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • CRUISING ALONG

    CRUISING ALONG

    Around the world in eighty years
    The sea life is Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • WORDS OF FOOD

    WORDS OF FOOD

    A Feast of Wit and Wisdom
    Bene Factum’s latest Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • LOST VOICES OF CRICKET

    LOST VOICES OF CRICKET

    Legends of the game in conversation with Ralph Del Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • DRINK TIME!

    DRINK TIME!

    In the company of Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Memoir
    Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • FAITH IN FOOD

    FAITH IN FOOD

    Changing the world one meal at a time
    Foreword by Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • SACRED MOUNTAINS

    SACRED MOUNTAINS

    How the revival of Daoism is turning China’s ecolo Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • THE BUENVINO COOKBOOK

    THE BUENVINO COOKBOOK

    Recipes from our Farmhouse in Spain
    For over thir Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • A WAR OF SHADOWS

    A WAR OF SHADOWS

    By the author of international bestseller, ILL MET Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • STORIES OF THE STRANGER

    STORIES OF THE STRANGER

    Encounters with exiles and outsiders
    Foreword by Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • SPACE HAS NO FRONTIER

    SPACE HAS NO FRONTIER

    The terrestrial life and times of Sir Bernard Love Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • WHO?

    WHO?

    The most remarkable people you’ve never heard of Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111
  • MONARCHY

    MONARCHY

    Past, present… Read More


    Warning: Illegal string offset 'shopping_cart_opt' in /home/benefact/public_html/wp-content/themes/Publisher/functions/custom_functions.php on line 111

Bene Factum Highlights

  • The Unround Circle

    …and other stories

    I didn’t intend for Alex to be in my book, he just appeared, sort of uninvited, as he always seems to in real life.”
    The Unround Circle

    Just because I made it up doesn’t mean it isn’t true…

    Master of the written word Pete Bellotte presents twenty-two short stories exploring the limitless range of behaviour that people are capable of.

    Amusing, perplexing, dark-minded, or even hilarious, the characters inhabiting this universe have just one thing in common: a determination to challenge expectations and upset the norm. You’ll never see them coming.

    In their own way, all of them – liars and murderers, heroes and romantics – fight back against the forces, right or wrong, that work against them. They defy convention… Break the bonds… Unround the circle.

    400 pages
    E-book out now from Amazon and other e-tailers
    Paperback to be released in May 2015

    £9.99
  • The Merchants of Light

    A Novel of Venice

    Moving between the wonder of 18th-century Venice and the dark chaos of Germany at the end of World War II, The Merchants of Light is the story of a dynasty of artists who lived, loved and died by painting.

    In May 1945, beleaguered Monuments Man arrives in the bombed-out German city of Würzburg. His mission — to rescue vulnerable art treasures from the ravages of war. But surrounded by utter devastation, he wonders if there will be anything left to save…

    What he finds will uncover the story of Tiepolo, the vibrant and prolific Venetian artist, and most successful painter of his day, and of Cecilia, mother to their tribe of talented children and model for the sublime beauties that appear throughout her husband’s works.

    This family’s dramatic saga interweaves with the 20th-century struggle to rescue their most spectacular masterpiece, creating a bridge between old world and new, and asking — can human creativity triumph over human destruction?

    Read a free SAMPLE here to get a taste.

    The immensely gifted Marta Maretich recreates with unerring eloquence the world of Tiepolo, his family, his patrons and his art.  Few writers bring such skill to writing about art and these glittering pages, like the masterpieces Maretich describes, are full of life and passion.  I felt that I too was walking the streets of eighteenth century Venice, a privileged visitor at Tiepolo’s studio.  The result is a wonderfully absorbing and exciting novel.
    Margot Livesey,
    author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

    400 pages
    eBook available from Amazon and other online e-tailers
    Paperback to be released in March 2015

    £9.99

Author Spotlight

  • Pete Bellotte
    Pete Bellotte

    Pete Bellotte

    Pete Bellotte is a music producer, songwriter and author of The Unround Circle and other stories. He is credited with the many hits of Donna Summer as both producer and writer, as well as Elton John, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, The Three Degrees, Shalamar and Cliff Richard, among others. His songs have featured in films such as The Full Monty, Scarface, Zoolander, and American Hustle, and been covered by Beyoncé, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna and Kylie Minogue among others. His song, Hot Stuff, is in Billboard’s All-Time Top 100 Songs. Pete is a leading collector of the writings and art of Mervyn Peake and has written on this subject in various periodicals. He lives in West Sussex where he shares a state-of-the-art recording studio with his musician/songwriting wife, Ellie.

    Visit his website at www.petebellotte.com.

    And as a treat, here’s some Donna Summer:

взять кредитбыстрый займ