Bene Factum Highlights
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.
Funny, troubling and thought-provoking all in one – from a man who has been there and seen it himself!”
Read a free SAMPLE here to get a taste.
Paperback edition to be released in March 2015£7.99
Around the world in eighty years
The sea life is embedded in Christian Lamb’s DNA. In this delightful memoir she takes her readers on board with her, chronicling her adventures as she cruises the world, to every continent and across every sea, spanning a lifetime.
As a passionate plantswoman, an inquisitive historian, and an insatiable traveller, Christian follows the routes of her heroes, the seafarers, botanists and explorers of old, and rediscovers their stories in person, setting them in the context of the modern world.
And all along the way, from New York to Patagonia, New Zealand to Moscow, the shipboard characters accompanying the author round out this wry and witty narrative, a charming account of sailing the ocean and exploring the furthest corners of the earth in eighty years.
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After Bedales, Cambridge and LAMDA, and a year finding out that he was neither a good nor a successful actor, Robert Booth spent 11 years teaching English as a foreign language in London, France and Italy. He subsequently went into broadcasting, first with BBC Radio 4 and then at Classic FM. In the spring of 1996 he and his family moved to south-west France, where they lived for 7 years. He writes a regular food column for Sussex Living magazine.
Elsewhere he is the author of Always and Only Venice, a grand compilation of odds and ends, myths, legends, curiosities, facts, and strange and wonderful things about that most magical place. He now lives in Petworth, Sussex.
Read more about his inspiration for these gastronomic almanacs in the interview below: