A wild, zany - and very funny - romp as a motley crew of athletes save the London 2012 Olympics from the bizarre machinations of a crazed dictator. P G Wodehouse meets Tom Sharpe-with a dash of Spike Milligan! In this novel, set in Wales, the land of poets and sporting heroes, Rowan Jones, the up-and-coming Welsh poet, accidentally finds himself attracting a motley crew of disaffected athletes from all over the world to his eccentric farmhouse deep in the heart of Wales. From here they discover and brilliantly thwart the plans, and earn their place in Olympic history.
My wife died of cancer - and also from the impacts of her treatments. Throughout her battle I read book after book but could not find any that gave me a simple overview of the situation I was facing or provided me with a comprehensive list of the options available to me and the benefits/drawbacks and evidence supporting them. So after my wife died I kept on researching and eventually wrote a number of books to rectify the situation - the current one being The Cancer Survivor's Bible. www.fightingcancer.com for details. This big book (550 pages)is supported by a quick summary of the alternative approaches called Cancer Recovery Guide: 15 alternative and complementary approaches. Additionally I have written The Amazing Cancer Kid - the true story of Connah Broom (if you want hope, this book gives it - sent home to die seven years ago with 11 tumours, he is alive and kicking today with only one. How did he do it? Read the book) and Cancer? Don't Panic!(a short but important ebook that provides key insights that will help you think about cancer in a helpful way
I also lived for eight years with my profoundly handicapped daughter, Stevie. She taught me everything valuable that I know - I have written a memoir of those years called Wordjazz for Stevie (why 'wordjazz'? Because there is an interplay of many themes in this short but not, I hope, slight book).
I have also written a memoir of a Chinese kung-fu fighting playboy (King Hui: the man who owned all the opium in Hong Kong. This is an important work of oral history and will deepen your understanding of the dynamics of Hong Kong.
My other Hong Kong book is Chinese Gods, an introduction to Chinese folk religion.
Finally I have written a couple of novels - The Alphabet of Vietnam (a reflection on war and violence and what happens when soldiers come home again) and Dreams of Gold, a comic take on the Olympic Games.