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Clifford Thurlow
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Clifford Thurlow was described in The Sunday Telegraph as one of Britain's top ghostwriters and has been responsible for works with Carol White, John le Mesurier, and Afdera Fonda, to name a few. His iconoclastic Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me with Dali aide Carlos Lozano became a best-seller in Spain; the book is now in its fifth edition and film rights are with Hollywood-based Fate Productions. His work, Fatwa, the story of Jacky Trevane's escape from Egypt and the death threat that had haunted her ever since, appeared with Hodder Headline in January 2004. All Things Considered was his first novel. Thurlow is noted for creating novelised-style true-life memoirs. Recent books are Today I'm Alice (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2009) the story of Multiple Personality Disorder survivor Alice Jamieson, a Sunday Times Top Ten best-seller; and two books set in Iraq with former infantry captain turned mercenary James Ashcroft, Escape From Baghdad (Virgin, 2009), the rescue of Ashcroft's former Iraqi interpreter and his family from Shia Death Squads; and Making A Killing (Virgin), 2006) – on which Andy Martin wrote in The Daily Telegraph: "Ashcroft must have formed a good working alliance with ghostwriter Clifford Thurlow, because this diary of death and destruction radiates not just personality but that illusive, lyrical honesty the existentialists used to call authenticity."

Thurlow's Runaway (Simon & Schuster), 2013), Emily Mackenzie's story of life as a child prostitute in London's Soho in the early 1970s, spent 5 weeks in the Sunday Times Top Ten best-seller lists. Published in the wake of the Jimmy Savile (1926-2011) child abuse scandal, Runaway was seen as having made an important contribution to the debate on Britain's woefully lacking child care system. The Carol White Story originally appeared in book form in 1982, but is now out of print. Our eBook version was updated by Clifford in 2004 and is only available here.

Books By Clifford Thurlow
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All Things Considered. When Tomas Sala, state architect to the dictator, finds himself alone one night with an aching nostalgia and a steady supply of booze, he begins to re-evaluate his life, a catharsis that makes him realize there is something vital that he must do. He thinks of his cellist wife Helena, now in exile, of his son, now dead, and of his own childhood marred by tragedy. He remembers his time as a student, designing the aberration that will become the Palace of Democracy, whilst listening to the sounds of his friend Anton expertly seducing yet another virgin next door. While Tomas Sala is able to build the absurd vision of his leader, his personal dreams disintegrate. His journey into the past begins to set out a path to action and, ultimately, perhaps, to his own salvation....

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Brief Spring - A Journey Through Eastern Europe. In the spring of 1990, as the barriers of Eastern Europe were crumbling, Iris Gioia and Clifford Thurlow set out to travel through the cities and remote regions of the six former Warsaw Pact countries - East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. It was a journey in which they discovered much about the countries they travelled through - where they saw towns filled with business men, openly on the make; country people for whom they were frequently the first foreigners to be met for over fifty years; half-forgotten museums; ancient treasures and more sobering reminders of repression. They also found out much about themselves, and about each other.

They were an unlikely pair for such an adventure: a recently divorced New York socialite and a London journalist, coloured by his experiences in India and Cambodia. During a chance meeting in Manhattan something clicked, and with but a little hesitation they found themselves en route to Berlin. As the two voices alternate throughout the book, a sharp and witty picture of their journey emerges: they run out of petrol on the deserted plains of Silesia; they live through the terror of an earthquake in Romania; they are robbed in Bulgaria; they witness the growing protestations against communism; they struggle with surly hotel clerks, corrupt waiters, inadequate plumbing and places where there is bad food, only expensive food, or sometimes no food at all. In Bucharest they befriended a mathematics professor whose involvement in the demonstrations for democracy later led to his death.

Through it all, they remained cheered by the kindness and courage of all those they met, and in spite of - or perhaps because of - each other they returned to London together. Serious and funny by turn, a document of ordinary life and the extraordinary happenings of those few months at the beginning of 1990, Brief Spring is both an entertaining travel book and a vivid depiction of an Eastern Europe in the process of rebirth.

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Stories From Beyond the Clouds.

Since the invasion of Tibet by China in the 1950's, every attempt has been made by China to obliterate all aspects of Tibetan society, their culture and traditions. The spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was forced to flee to India, as did many of his countrymen. Thankfully, these people also brought with them the oral traditions and tales of their past. This anthology of folk tales collected by Clifford Thurlow represents just one small, but significant, attempt to bring these traditional tales to the notice of the wider world community.

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The Carol White Story. She was the "Battersea Bardot", the mini-skirted dazzler of the sixties, the star of over twenty films and the lover of some of the biggest names in the business. Carol White's own story as told to Clifford Thurlow in the 1980's. Now revised and brought up to date with some new insights by Clifford and containing a number of photos of Carol through those tumultous years. A must have book for all Carol White fans.

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