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5.0 out of 5 stars Cambridge students have voted, 30 May 2012
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LOST YOUTH VOLUME 2 LONDON

"The most talked about true life novel of 2012 has arrived : Every Cambridge student is taking this novel underground to share with the masses as already it's gained a cult like following." BBC Radio 4

R.I.P Syd Barrett

"Pink Floyd fans around the world have embraced both true life novels titles LOST YOUTH VOLUME 1 and the follow up novel LOST YOUTH VOLUME 2 LONDON. In memory to Syd Barrett, 50p from each future online book sales will be donated to the charity that is connected to Syd and has his sister as the trustee." New York Times.

Lost Youth Volume 2 London is the follow up to the critically acclaimed bestselling novel, `Lost Youth Volume 1 New Zealand`. Rolling Stone Magazine.

Here now continues this incredible true life story of one man's life that took him from a lonely prison cell in New Zealand to England bound at the young age of 20 years old.

Once in London in 1995 without knowing anyone and with only the clothes on his back, he campaigned for the next 5 years of his life for the release of the notorious gangland crime boss Reggie Kray from a 30 year prison sentence.

What was to come next in the author's life was unexpected as not only did he step straight into the underbelly surroundings of the British underworld, one of the most powerful gangland families in British history, he too was swept into the world of show-business.

Starting out in the music industry in 1995 thanks to the kind hearts of two people, a lovely Irish lady by the name of Eileen Sweeney and an old school Irish gentleman by the name of Vince Power.

The author was given work at The Mean Fiddler in Harlesden, which at time was the most famous live music venue in all of the British Isles.

He then went on to making a career for himself, going on to working with such names as Michael Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Tricky, Elton John, Janet Jackson to name only a few that saw this young man take the correct path in life rather than a life of crime.

He chooses rock n roll rather than a life spent behind jailed bars. He turned his life around for the better and went onto great heights that could never have been dreamed of.

This book will take you on one hell of an adventure but one you will need to hold on tight as there are many shakes, rattles and rolls along the way.

It is an inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered or given up on their hopes and dreams. It's what films are made of, Hollywood will be sure to be knocking soon.

About the Author

Christian Simpson lives in London with his fiancé. He has a beautiful daughter Angel-Grace from a previous relationship.

He is a successful bodyguard, looking after the rich and famous, including foreign royal families. He recently took two years off work to write two incredible award winning novels telling his own story about his incredible life.

He set out on his journey and wrote these books in such places as London, Paris and as far as Australia and Cuba. While it was a struggle from the very beginning, as he had never written a book before and suffers from dyslexia, it is something he proudly accomplished on his own without the help of others.

He has hope that one day he can give up personal security work and become a full time writer so that in the future he can set up a charity for others, who they themselves have had a rocky childhood like his.

Christian knows first-hand all about a troubled life. Christian as a teenager was imprisoned in some of New Zealand`s most dangerous prison's for gang related violence.

He fought to turn his life around and make something of himself which he managed to do with huge success, including writing two amazing heartfelt books covering his early life.

He is now being spoken about in the United Kingdom as a new shinning star in the book industry and has fast become one of New Zealand's most talked about exciting new authors.
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