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This is a ghost-written biography, NOT an autobiography
on 4 January 2010
As a fan of Paul Nichols, I was surprised and rather disappointed that someone of such apparent honesty and integrity would allow this ghost-written biography to be called an autobiography. He should have put time aside to write it or, if this was not possible, should have come clean and called it a biography. There is no indication on either the front or back cover who the true author is (Jonathan Powell) and certainly not on this website, quite the opposite. Indeed, at the top of this page, Paul Nichols himself is credited as the author. The only mention of Powell in the book is at the bottom of the acknowledgements, when Nichols thanks Powell for creating a narrative from the various interviews conducted. The deception continues throughout the book with Powell's use of the first person, attempting to convince readers that Nichols himself is the author.
If none of the above bothers you then you may well enjoy this book, because Nichols has an interesting story to tell. Otherwise, I suggest you avoid this book and all other so-called autobiographies of its type.