• MISTER NICK

    MISTER NICK

    Playing the field, sailing the sea, cooking up sto 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • Mister Nick

    Playing the field, sailing the sea, cooking up storms

    Who on earth has heard of Nick Hudson?

    Not many of us – unless you’re the likes of Elton John, Ingrid Bergman, Richard Avedon, Mick Jagger, Bernie Taupin, Marlon Brando, Penelope Tree, Oliver Messel, or Lauren Bacall, to name but a very few of the great and the good who visited the Bagatelle restaurant in Barbados in the 1970s. But Nick’s buccaneering life didn’t start or stop there…

    This highly entertaining and fast-paced memoir tells the author’s funny and moving account of his free-spirited journey through life. Born in 1938 to a long line of seafarers, his ambitions were clear-cut and simple from the start: to go to sea – and to become a complete and accomplished bachelor.

    But fate is rarely so amenable.

    The heady days of Nick’s Diner in Swinging London; the decadent idyll of the Caribbean; blissful paradise with his beloved wife in France – Mister Nick’s path has been all but straightforward, a kaleidoscope of flying, food, sex, and sea, with a glittering cast of names.

    352 pages

    Hardback and e-book

    £20.00
  • Persian Roulette

    The first Harry Linley adventure

    In the midst the world’s faltering recovery from the economic crisis, listless financier and ex-special forces officer Harry Linley accepts the seemingly innocent task of spending a week cat-sitting for a friend.

    By the end of the third night, however, two men are dead on the kitchen floor.

    A handful of disparate international strangers find themselves subsequently entangled in a web of deceit, sex and murder amongst the glittering towers of Dubai, with a seemingly unstoppable chain of miscommunication threatening to bring them and the world to ruin.

    And at the heart of all this chaos: a beautiful, white Persian cat.

    This hilarious, mile-a-minute thriller provides a sharp-eyed satire of our globalised world, in which those who shout loudest, shoot fastest and spend most always try to come out on top.

    Read a free SAMPLE here to get a taste.

    Funny, troubling and thought-provoking all in one – from a man who has been there and seen it himself!
    Bear Grylls

    336 pages
    Available as eBook from Amazon, Kobo, Apple and other e-tailers.
    Paperback edition to be released in March 2015

    £7.99
  • 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

Author

  • Howard Leedham
    Howard Leedham

    Howard Leedham

    By any standards Howard Leedham’s military career is unusual. He started life as Royal Navy clearance diver, was commissioned, became a Commando helicopter pilot and then served in the Special Forces. Twice decorated for gallantry, he also became the first British officer to command a US Marine Corps squadron on active service. Today Howard works in the financial sector in the Middle East. Rumour has it that he’s turned to fiction and is writing a thriller. Watch this space!

    Based on his military experiences in Pakistan, Howard wrote the sensational Ask Forgiveness Not Permission. You can see him discuss the book in his inimitable style on BBC World News below:

взять кредитбыстрый займ