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Author biogs are so tedious usually as one waffles about one's qualities, insights and. if wise, doesn't use the space to settle scores with old enemies. When I used to do book reviews for the Times Higher Educatrional Supplement I once wrote a mildly critical review of a book by a distinguished psychologist. When I went to interview him, he said 'you hurt me, you hurt me'. He was in his mid 60s. Thirty years of success in psychology had left him with no self confidence.
Prince George comes up to his first birthday I must draw attention to my Kindle which provides advice to the new royal on how to make the best of what is likely to be a long apprenticeship for the throne. It's not very reverent but it does draw on my research into royal history and child psychology. It stems from research I did for Bringing Them Up Royal.
I became a writer for a number of reasons. Vanity, of course. Show me the writer who dosen't have some of that. Interesting experiences I wanted to share. And the bizarre pleasure of getting the stuff down on the page. Much but not all of my writing has been about psychology and psychiatry. I've also tackled the death of Diana - because I've had a second career as a film maker - as well as Mrs Beeton and my own childhood. My parents left me in a fine flat in the West End when I was just under thirteen and I managed never to let my school find out. I told the story in Home Alone
I've just finished a novel The Killing Touch which is going to be out as an e book in August.
I have a blog on the Canny Store site since they sell my books and my films including The Pleasure Principle, a comedy, Diana The Night She Died and the seventh longest film in history, The Bible in Vision. I'm not especially relgious but somehow found myself filming one of the few readings of the Bible
in one go from Genesis to Revelation in the fine Hawksmoor Church at St Anne's Limehouse.
I also in my guise as a small small publisher brought out a book on Broadmoor by the ex medical director of the hospital, Harvey Gordon, and will soon publish a memoir by Mark Forstater who has uncovered a horrifying account of Belzec extermination camp. I am very happy to have published How to Cook Your Husband the African Way by the wonderful French writer, Calixe Beyala.
Meanwhile I'm working on turning my book on how Freud escaped Vienna with the help of a good Nazi into a film.
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