Fayed: The Unauthorized Biography Paperback – 23 Nov 2001
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Mohamed Fayed has become Britain's most controversial tycoon. Flamboyant and condemned by DTI inspectors as a 'liar' and 'guilty of deception on a grand scale', Fayed, who has always bitterly attacked these findings has defied his critics and, unrestrained, has wilfully imposed himself on British public life. Taking the fiery Egyptian as his latest subject, Tom Bower has produced an outstanding biography of compulsive readability whose authority is enhanced by conversations with Fayed and over 200 of his friends and enemies. The tormented and bizarre journey of the poor boy from Egypt who became the self-proclaimed king of Knightsbridge is a saga reminiscent of an epic Hollywood thriller . . . 'A brilliant insight into the career of a driven man . . . a fascinating study in ambition' Express 'An unforgettable demolition job' Guardian 'There is enough sex and intrigue here for a sequel to the Arabian Nights' Sunday Times 'Tom Bower has triumphantly told the truth about an awful man' Spectator
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Most of the book is slower reading because it details all of his business dealings extensively. But that is really what Fayed’s life is all about—BUSINESS. I did not enjoy this book as much as Bower’s other books, such as the one he did on Princess Diana, but that is because of the type of life Fayed led, not because Bower’s writing is not as good. I just want readers to know that this book is NOT read easily, or quickly. But it will answer ALL questions about Fayed, who he is, his life, his brothers, his business associates—friends and enemies--his business dealings, personal dealings, AND what caused all the hoopla about the British Secret Service assassinating Dodi and Diana. Part of it was the “Arab psyche,” and part of it was Fayed’s effort to take any focus off the driver’s inebriated condition.
This book answered ALL of my questions about Fayed, and I am glad I purchased the book. If you are interested in Fayed, by all means, buy this book.
In his unauthorised biograpy Tom Bowyer suceeds in unpeeling some of the wrapping surrounding Mohammed Al Fayed and his origins.
Utilisng information from disgruntled former employees, friends of Tiny Rowland and his own knowledge of Fayed before the relationship with him went sour,Bowyer has created a book that you can pick up and put down but you know that you have to finish.
For anyone with a love of business and curiosity of how maverick individuals get to the top and what they do when they get there this book is a "must read"
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The pages are all brown and looks as if it cameoutof a smokers house. Badly packed and the pages were bent overPublished on 30 May 2013 by Meg Gray
I have just signed for and collected the book, Fayed: The Unauthorised Biography", from my local NZ Post shop where it was delivered by the courier service. Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2010 by Tfmensch