Published: 01/11/2013
ISBN: 9781783061716
Format: Paperback



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A Prisoner of Fortune
My Strange World
by Paul Pellew

This is not the biography of a well-known politician, artist or academic,
but an uncensored story about an unusual person,
born into unusual circumstances, living an out-of-the-ordinary life,
which he would like to share quite candidly with you.

A Prisoner of Fortune: My Strange World is the story of Paul Pellew’s life. “I wrote this book whilst the grey matter was still cooperative, and because I wished to share a selection of personal thoughts and happenings,” he explains. It is a sometimes angst-stricken story which, tinged with humour, sadness and joy, is both an informative and educational read.

Paul provides the opportunity to share the many trials, tribulations and temptations of his life, as he walks through the corridors of nobility and the wilderness of insecurity. The author’s words are tinted with a lighthearted optimism, but readers will soon recognise the familiar feeling that all that glistens is not golden, and that a silver spoon can quickly be transformed into a threatening knife.

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Huffpost Lifestyle Blog, Interview with Samantha van Dalen, 31 October

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/samantha-van-dalen/the-passage-of-time-growi_b_4178473.html

“I have greatly enjoyed reading your story and was sorry to finish it (I want to know more!). You have lived a very interesting life! I don't think your manuscript is lightweight at all; it is light hearted, easy to read, amusing and includes both low points and high points of your life - a perfect story! An author is bound to be critical of their own work, but don't be too hard on yourself. . . ” Claire Sinclair – londonproofreader.com

by Claire Sinclair


Paul Pellew ( Lord Exmouth) writes incredibly well and the story of his life is gripping, not quite the silver spoon one might imagine but an inheritiance of stifling death duties, business ups and downs and then the misfortune of the dissolution of the heriditary Lords. Throughout all there are frank revelatioinsa and confessions of an amourous personal life. You actually cannot put the book down. Written with some of his natural charm it is a tale of human survival from someone who really was a prisoner of fortune and misfortune

by Dr Adrian Rogers


You made a wonderful holiday companion, your brilliant autobiography made me smlie, laugh and gasp, and sometimes feel so sad. I am just so pleased that it seemed to have a happy ending!

David and Liz Howard

by Liz Howard


I enjoyed the book immensely and couldn't put it down until finished. A candid revelation which makes one laugh and cry. I now am keen to visit both Spain and Cornwall to retrace the steps of the author. A lovely book and insight.

by Dr Garry Bonsall


I enjoyed the book immensely and couldn't put it down until finished. A courageous and candid revelation which makes one laugh and cry. I now am keen to visit both Spain and Cornwall to retrace the steps of the author. A lovely book and insight.

by Dr Garry Bonsall


 

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