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issue seventeen c1vsht Class group HH PRINECxEcSlSuRsiOvMeONA MURAD © Dennis Yap Photography


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featu Simon W. Golding - page15 Antonella A Commatteo - page22 2 Olga Vlady in Norway - page34


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ures Michael Rudolph - page42 Pepper Jay - page60 George Voyce - page68 3


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azine 1st C lcasvs Cerdan A Smith and Carole Gray accepting the award on behalf of CVH 1st Class Media CVH1st Class Magazine is the winner of the prestigious Corazon 2016 Magazine Of The Year at the El Rey Theatre Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California 4


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contents 08 HH Princess Dato Seri Dr Romona Murad 15 Simon W. Golding 22 Antonella A Commatteo 26 TrenteSi Hats 28 Breakfast at Boca Raton 30 Anna’s Panorama 34 On Holiday with Olga 39 Mental Health 40 Ask Françoise 42 Michael Rudolph 46 Dr Nancy Fike 50 Why don’t they love me? 52 Ways To Improve One’s Memory And Feel Better 54 How To Get The Best From Your Consultation Today 55 Buzz Hawkins Returns 58 Straight Out of the Oven 60 Pepper Jay 62 Mailbag 66 Ask PC 68 George Voyce Portrait 71 Teresa Murray Song Lyric Writer 72 Clitheroe Castle – A Cause for Curiosity 74 Memories Live Forever 76 Fair Harvest WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PHOTO’S OR ARTWORK WITH COPYRIGHTS THAT ARE SUPPLIED TO US BY INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR FEATURES 5


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Letter from The Editor Greetings Dear Readers Welcome to our Issue 17 we hope you enjoy this, wherever you are, we bring you heart warming features on amazing individuals who are today making a difference in the world. CVH1st Class Magazine is the winner of the prestigious RCeoyraTzhoena2tr0e1B6eMvearglyazHinilelsO, LfoTshAenYgeealer.s,HCealdlifaotrtnhiea.EIl couldn’t be there due to a family illness and Francisca Mendoza Garcia, Tammie Starr, Carole Gray and Cerdan A Smith represented all the CVH 1st Class Media in this International award. Special thanks go to Dr Nick Gonzalez, President and CEO of Corazon Awards. Also, to everyone who nominated us, and all the huge congratulations from our worldwide readers. We are very proud and happy to have received this great honour and we are very humbled and appreciative of it. We wish you a happy festive time and much happiness. Christina V Howard Editor Christina V Howard Profile - Journalist, Radio Correspondent, PR/Marketing, Events Organiser, Fashion Style Coach, Theatre Producer, Former Textiles Lecturer, Fashion Catalogue Designer. Enjoys Science, Technology, Classic Cars, Singing, Cooking and Animals. Charity helper and a strong Humanitarian. CVH 1st Class is a Not-for-Profit organisation (As a family magazine we reserve the right not to print unsuitable material) ON THE COVER: 6 Romona Murad © Dennis Yap Photography EDITOR Christina Howard | +44 (0)7713 973640 MARKETING/PRODUCTION/ DESIGN Christina Howard SOCIAL MEDIA Bob Alston EDITORS PA Stan Dwight EDITORIAL SECRETARY Sandra Boyce CORRESPONDENTS Anna Karin Colin Boyton Carole Gray & Cerdan A Smith Tammie Starr Olga Vlady Locherz Knight Jody Du Priest Gail Carson Pat Rowbottom Dr Gareth Presch Robyn Megan Silberman Hedi Elizabeth Hansen COLUMNISTS Kevin Maddox Dr Kailash Chand OBE PC Kevin McEvoy Dr Amir Hannan Francoise Pascal Dr Judtih Barbara Rosenblum Angela Brown Mike Radcliffe Mark Pritchard Placido Pappalardo MAGAZINE DESIGN, PRO- DUCTION & PHOTOGRAPHY Bob Alston - RAPhotograhy WEBSITE Stephen Kimber | stevek100@yahoo. QUESTIONS, FEEDBACK AND SUBMISSIONS Phone: +44 (0)7713 973640 Statement of Copyright: CVH 1st Class magazine is owned and published electronically by CVH 1st Class Group. ©2015 all rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the prior consent of CVH 1st Class Group. Requests for permission should be directed to:


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The Birdman Returns Two more stunning photos kindly supplied by reader Terry Taylor of Waltham Abbey, UK 7


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HH Princess Dato Seri Dr Exclusive © Dennis Yap Photography In today’s world there are many influential women who are role models and greatly respected for their Humanitarian works and other high positions. One such remarkable lady is Her Highness Princess Dato Seri Dr Romona Murad (SSAS, DSMP, DMP, SMP, MIPR), a Malaysian, and the Founder and President for Romona International Sdn Bhd (Romona International), a private limited company based in Malaysia. She is currently holding the position as the Chairperson for Malaysia under the Royal Society Group World based in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Her Highness was also appointed to hold position as Asia President for Chamber of Inter Commerce under the International Royal Academy of United Nation (IRAQUN) based in New York USA. She was also Asia Executive Vice President for International Royal Academy of United Nations. Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dr Romona Murad is the first woman from Asia to hold senior position in in the international Royal Academy of United Nations. Her Highness also holds the Goodwill Ambassador for the International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies and as Vice President for World Exclusive Club and Groups based in Singapore. Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dr Romona Murad was conferred the Royal title, Her Highness Princess Putri Maamor by HRH Sultan Ali A Umpa. Her Highness is also a member of the Dato’- Dato’ Karaton Surakarta Hadinigrat Foundation in Malaysia. This organisation is a closed group for all the relatives and members of the Royal House of SOLO, Indonesia. Her Highness came from the lineage of Sultan Panembahan Senopati, the first Sultan of Mataram and Majapanit, where from him came down to the Sultans and Sinuhuns of Mataram/Majapanit including Sultan Agung, Sultan Hamengkubuwono of Yogyakarta dan also Sultan Pakoe Buwono of Surakarta, Indonesia. Her Highness Princess is also connected to the Sultan of Kedah, Malaysia through her grandmother, Tengku Hajar Tengku Muhammad Riau who was a Princess from the Royal House of Satun. Her family is also connected to the Kedah Royal family through HM Sultan Dziauddin Mukarram Syah’s wife, Cik Sepa Chandra of Siam and she carried the titled ‘Permaisuri Sri Purnama Wangsa’. Her Highness Princess’s family also came from the lineage of King of Satun. Her great grandfather was Sheikh Muhammad Maarof, the Chief Khadhi in Bangkok, Thailand in 1887. Her Highness Princess’s grandmother, Tengku Hajar Tengku Muhammad Riau was a Princess from the Royal House Of Satun in Thailand. Her father was related to Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh (Ku Din Ku Meh), the Prince from Kedah who later became the King of Satun. Princess Romona Murad’s ancestors moved from Macedonia, Arab, Persia, Yemen, down to India, Indonesia, Thailand and lastly settled in Malaysia. Her Highness also has the bloodline of Sultan Khalifah Ummar - Al - Khattab and Queen Balqis of Sanaa, Yemen (the wife of King Solomon). Her Highness Princess’s bloodline was from Alexander the Great of Macedonia. Her ancestors were descendants from the Greek Empire (Macedonia) and than came down to the Sultans in Persia, Maulana Sheikhs and Sheikhs. Her Highness also has her family members residing in Saudi Arabia and they are true Arab Sheikhs. 8


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r Romona Murad by Christina V Howard Here we have an exclusive interview with Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dr Romona Murad, a Princess from Malaysia. Q&A Your highness, who was your role model as a child and why? “My role model as a child was Alexander the Great.” Why I choose Alexander the Great? “Alexander the Great was my ancestor. I came from the lineage of Prophet Abraham through his son Prophet Isaac. And his son Al-Aisyh, which came down to Alexander the Great or also known as Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain. This is my lineage through my father’s father side. “He was courageous. Alexander’s courage was extraordinary, and he displayed it from childhood. At the age of twelve, he tamed a horse that skilled horsemen considered too wild to tame. The horse became his beloved Bucephalus, who was with him for almost the rest of his life. As king of Macedonia and general of its army, Alexander did not merely inspire his soldiers from afar or through hearsay. He inspired them up close, face-to-face, sideby-side, and day-by-day. He led them into battle against enemies who greatly outnumbered them, and he consistently won. He was severely injured again and again, but he always recovered and never became timid. Not only was he courageous, adversity, formidable enemies or injuries could not stop him. “He knew, loved, appreciated and rewarded his men, and they reciprocated with their love and loyalty. He connected not only with his officers, but also with as many of his troops as he could. He remembered their names and accomplishments. When he addressed them by name and recalled their heroics, he motivated them to rise to the occasion of the next battle, no matter what odds they faced. Most who knew him admired him with affection as well as respect. “He was a hard worker, visionary and practical.” What are your happiest memories? “My happiest memories were a few. One of my happiest memories ever was when I went to the United States to further my studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. And I was a recipient of the Most Outstanding International Student at the University of Texas, Arlington. Another happiest memories in my life was when I was nominated as one of the most influential person in the world in the area of peace and humanity 2014 by the International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies. And lastly, when I was being conferred the title Dato’ by the Sultan of Surakarta, Indonesia in 2010 and also a Dato’ Seri by the Sultan of Inderagiri, Indonesia in 2014.” You were educated in Texas, what did you study in the University of Texas? “I attended the University of Texas, Arlington, USA right after high school in 1986. I studied Political Science with concentration in Public Administration, minors in Business Administration and English. And I received a BA in Political Science in 1990. “After my BA, I came back to Malaysia and did my MBA in Communications and Media a long distance program with Berkeley International University, California, USA in 2005 and received my MBA in 2007. “I was also bestowed an Honorary PhD in Fine Arts and Management from the International Royal Academy of the United Nations in 2011.” How did it feel to have been nominated as one of the most influential people in the world in the area of peace and humanity? “I was so thrilled to be nominated as one of the most influential person in the world of peace and humanity in 2014. Truly it was such an honour to be in the same category with HM Queen Elizabeth, Queen Rania of Jordan, Mitchell Obama, and so many top leaders of the world! And from Malaysia, only His Excellency the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak under the political leaders category and me in the peace and humanity category. Frankly, I am feeling very honoured for the acknowledgment.” To some of our readers who are not familiar with Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, how would you describe it? “Kuala Lumpur or “KL”, the capital for Malaysia is one of the incredibly fascinating and diverse Asian cities. The best thing to love about Kuala Lumpur is the yearround tropical rain forest climate, which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall. A huge valley known as Klang Valley characterizes it. Kuala Lumpur is a tremendous city because of its multicultural population such as Malays, Indians, Chinese and Pan Asians. “Kuala Lumpur is a hub for cultural activities and economic centre of Malaysia due to its 9


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position as the capital as well as being a primate city. In addition, “Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers. Other attraction includes the Kuala Lumpur China Town or Petaling Street, which is the oldest part of the city and today’s famous for its original imitations. Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex in one of the exciting place to be visited for people who love traditional products. You can buy any kinds of craft products such as batik, songket, silver and many others there. Kuala Lumpur is also a paradise for food lovers. Name what you want: satay, nasi lemak, tomyam, steaks, kuihs, and food from around the world are available in Kuala Lumpur. “Kuala Lumpur is also known as 1st C fascinating shopping paradise to the local people and tourists. It has developed into a mega shopping destination with a wide-variety of shopping centres and mega malls which carry well-known local and international brands. Several famous shopping places like Petaling Street, Central Market and Chow Kit Road will provide great bargains and offer assortment of customary arts and craft merchandises for visitors. KLCC, The Pavilion, Berjaya Times Square, One Utama Shopping Center and MidValley Megamall play big roles in providing numerous shopping outlets that attract consumers from all over the world. “Hence, KL is the fastest growing metropolitan region within Malaysia in terms of population and economic. lcasvs azine “And due to the way of living, culture and types of food you can find in Kuala Lumpur, make Kuala Lumpur as one of the most interesting destinations for tourists to visit. And that is why Malaysia is truly Asia.” Will you tell us about your Humanitarian work, about Romona International? “I have been involved with many Humanitarian works in Malaysia and also abroad. In Malaysia, I am involved with many NGOs especially in looking into helping the poor and needy, single moms and orphans. I am a Goodwill Ambassador with ICHAPS (International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies) and also a URGC (United Refugee Green Council) Consultant and Spokesperson on Housing, Education, Health, and SocioEconomics issues of refugees in Malaysia. Both organizations are under the United Nations. I am also the EXCO Member for UMNO Overseas Club Alumni under the ruling political party in Malaysia and a Deputy Womens Chief in UMNO branch of Subang Division, Malaysia. And I also active in Parents-Teachers Associations in Malaysia. “Romona International Sdn Bhd is a private limited company incorporated on 19th June 2007. It is a private limited company which is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a diversified business in public relations/ events management/artistes management, international business, business management/ consultancy and beauty/ fashions. It focuses on bringing Malaysia to the world map in terms of exposure to the international markets.” © Dennis Yap Photography You are recognized as being a highly, intelligent, lady and have many highly esteemed roles and titles, will you tell us more? “I am very lucky in my life where I have been conferred with many titles and honours and 10


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also hold many top positions in organizations around the world. “I am involved with the Royal Society Group based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where I am the Chairperson for Malaysia. I am also the Board of Director for World Exclusive Group based in Singapore and also Board of Director for The International Royal Academy of the United Nations based in New York. My other position is Asia President for Chamber of Inter Commerce under the International Royal Academy of United Nation (IRAOUN) based in New York, USA. I am the first woman from Asia to hold senior position in the International Royal Academy of United Nations. I am well–linked with networks all over the world. “I was conferred the Royal title, ‘HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS PUTRI MAAMOR’ by HRH Sultan Ali A. Umpa, The Sultan of the Royal Sultanate of the Kapatangan Valley in the Philippines on 14th February 2014. I have my own Coat of Arms as the Royal Princess. I was conferred the title Dame Commander - Cross of Merit by the Brasileira Society of Philosophy and Literature Teaching, Brazil and CommanderThe Order Royal and Sovereign of the Arameans Lion King of Judah by HRH Prince Ydenir Prudenciano III Machado of Brazil. In addition, I am also the Honorable Council Member - Grand Order of the Council Honour of the Royal Society Dignitaries and Honorable Priority Members. I received the Sultan Special Award from His Royal Highness Sultan Ali A. Umpa, Royal House of Kapatangan, Sulu. Currently, I am an Honorary Member of World Organizer of Martial Arts, USA and VAL Honorary Member and Malaysia Ambassador for VAL, Slovenia. Not to mention, I am also an Honorary Member of the International Royal Academy of United Nations. “I was conferred Darjah Setia Sultan Arif Shah (SSAS) which carries the title Dato’ Seri in 2014. Prior to that, I was conferred Darjah Setia Mahkota Pakoe Buwono (DSMP) from the Sultan of Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia in 2010 which carries the title Dato In 2009, I was conferred Darjah Mahkota Pakoe Buwono (DMP) which carries the title Datuk from the Sultan of Surakarta. And in 2008 I was awarded a medal, Setia Mangku PakoeBuwono (SMP) also from the Sultan of Surakarta.” You are recognized by as being very professional and fair, people say it is a great honour and privilege to work with you, how does it feel to have such strong loyalty? “Indeed I am very honoured and privilege to have the chance to work with so many people around the world and in so many levels and positions. I truly believe in working as a team and respect one another. And people give their loyalty because they know who they are dealing with and they respect me.” How does it feel to be the role model for so many women? “I am glad that I was born as a woman. And being a woman and a role model to many people, it makes you feel so important and I understand that I must make sure I aspire the women to become better and achieve what they want to achieve in life.” How important do you feel education is for the women today? “Education is very important for women today. Without education, women become illiterate and “powerless”. Only around 30 per cent of all girls worldwide have made it to secondary education and more than 66 per cent of all university students are male. In sub-Saharan Africa for example, most girls only receive two years of education and do not learn to read or write, nor are they able to perform basic arithmetic. The gender gap in education in developing nations is extremely problematic. Without education, these women are powerless, and in many places, governments are fully aware that education is power, and this is why they suppress women’s right to education. “I recognise that education is power, and hope that the rest of the world can too. Education can help millions of women all around the world realise their potential and empower them to change the world for the better. It can boost their confidence in their own bodies, health and minds, helping them to feel more empowered to stand up for themselves.” Which 3 people of the past do you most admire for their achievements and why? “First, is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the person I admire not because of he was the last messenger sent by Allah. I like him for his work for Islam and spreading message of Allah the true creator of this world. And restricted us to stop worship stone gods made by ourselves. He taught us way of living and give message of brotherhood, love, and peace. His every action is a message for humanity. “Then, there is Mahatma Gandhi is known for his doctrine of non-violent protests in order to achieve progress. The Indian lawyer, social activist, politician and writer became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. He was interested in everything that concerns the individual or society. He is best known as the matchless political leader who evolved the new technique of ‘satyagraha’. His fight against untouchable and the notions of superiority and inferiority by birth are also fairly well known. For India, his greatest service was, perhaps, the emancipation of Indian women. “Finally, Albert Einstein because he was a great man who perfected 13


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many of the raw ideas that Newton came up with. Without him, we would probably have never gone to the moon in 1969, nor made such advances in technology. Without Einstein, the world would never have known about space.” Which 3 people today do you greatly admire and why? “Firstly, I admire USA President, Mr. Barack Obama for his charismatic approach in transforming a permanent change in the people who embrace the leader’s vision. His cross-culturalglobal leadership makes President Obama formulated a more crosscultural approach to the world, thinking not only of the US’s interests but also the interests of the other nations as well. In the first six months on the job, President Obama travelled abroad more than any other president at that point of his administration and seemed to pay careful attention to cultural norms in the places where he travelled. He also showed a contingency leadership where he responded to various situations using different types of leadership models. In this way he modelled what has been described as contingency leadership. When travelling abroad Obama was conciliatory, humble and apt to listen before speaking. “Second is American business magnate Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in the 20th century. Buffett has invested in strong consumer brands for decades, and is the chairman and CEO of conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway, because he is arguably the world’s greatest stock investor. He’s also a bit of a philosopher. He pares down his investment ideas into simple, memorable sound bites such as, “Rule No. 1: Never Lose Money. Rule No. 2: Never Forget Rule No. 1”. He’s referring to the mindset of a sensible investor. Don’t be frivolous. Don’t gamble. Don’t go into an investment with a cavalier attitude that it’s OK to lose. Be informed. Do your homework. Buffett invests only in companies he thoroughly researches and understands. He doesn’t go into an investment prepared to lose, and neither should you. Buffett believes the most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. A successful investor doesn’t focus on being with or against the crowd. The stock market will swing up and down. But in good times and bad, Buffett stays focused on his goals. So should we. “Lastly, Bill Gates who is Chairman and Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and Cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has given away $28 billion, ‘more than $8 billion of it to improve global health’. I admire his intelligence, smartness and kindness.” What are your hobbies? “I love watching movies, travelling, socializing and meeting people. Also I love jewellery especially made from gold, diamonds, sapphires and rubies.” In art & culture who are your favourites? “I have so many artists and painters who are my friends around the world. But my favourite ones are Stephan Roven Zokos, a Greek painter from Athens who painted me as Hera, The Goddess. And Abu Jafar who is a visual artist/sculptor, living in the UK since 1991 and he is an acclaimed leading International artist and philosopher of the arts. I also love classical music especially by Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven and Vivaldi.” You are also acknowledged as one of the most beautiful regal ladies in the world. What is your beauty secret for looking always so lovely? “I am indeed feeling very honoured for being recognized as one of the most beautiful Regal ladies in the world. It really came as a surprised to me. Anyway, my beauty secret regime is simple. Everyday when I wake up, I must drink warm water. And I drink a lot of water everyday. I do not drink alcoholic beverages, I do not smoke and I lead a healthy life. I love to eat vegetables, fruits and nuts. My exercise is just walking and keeping myself busy daily. I drive myself to meetings and functions but on certain occasions, I will have my personal bodyguard to drive me. But after all, having a good heart and always smile are my two best tips for being young and sweet.” Your style is also very elegant and classy, do you have a favorite fashion designer? “Thank you. I love simple, classic and exclusive designs. To name a few the ones that I like…they are Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Dior, Versace, and Malaysian very owned Zang Toi and Jimmy Choo.” If you were granted three wishes, what would they be? “First, I would like the world to be a better place to live with no wars, famine, or pain. People are living in peace, loving and caring for each other. The world is like in heaven. Second, I wish for a great and handsome Prince to come and sweep me off my feet and make me the Queen of his heart from here till heaven. We get married and lived happily ever after. Lastly, I wish for a continuous wealth and great health for all my family members and me so that we all can live harmoniously and at peace.” CVH 1st Class Magazine wish Princess Romona Murad every continued success, health and happiness and we thank her for giving us this exclusive. 14


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Simon W. Golding by Christina V Howard Simon W. Golding is an outstanding novelist, scriptwriter and producer. Here is a description of some of his outstanding achievements. Renowned for the publication of Manquito (Minerva Press, London) in 1995 that launched Simon as a fictional novelist, other publications followed, including Tally and Badged! Both novels published by Glade Publications; USA only. A move into non-fiction saw the publication of the revised edition, which became a world-best- seller, Killing Time (Lion Publishing, Oxford), written by Noel Fellowes, foreword by Ludovic Kennedy. The book follows Noel’s wrongful arrest and conviction for murder and his harrowing years in prison, before his complete vindication in 1985. The book was made into a documentary in 2010. The author also wrote, together with aviation Exclusive ace Mike Kendrick, Thursday’s Child, with a foreword by Sir Richard Branson. The book was launched on 1st October 2014, published by DB Publishing. Simon is again currently working with Mike The author had originally Kendrick on a book about Mike’s former business partner penned a book that and close friend, for over 20 years, Sir Richard Branson, surrounded Ken Loach’s called; The Branson Years (published by Virgin Publishing). gritty northern classic This book is planned to be launched in late 2017. movie; Kes, called Life After Kes, foreword by film Simon had campaigned against injustice including The director Michael Winner in Guilford Four and The Bridgewater Four – both now freed 2010. A BBC 1 documentary following successful appeals. The latter produced another followed based on the book. novel, Scapegoat for Murder: The Truth About the Killing An updated edition of the of Carl Bridgewater, published by DB Publishing. Channel novel was published by 4 bought the rights to the book and a documentary, with Apex Publishing on Kindle respected criminologist and TV presenter Professor David and in paperback, foreword Wilson, was made by ITN Productions – who worked closely by his long-term writing with the author for six months during filming. Both book partner and close friend; TV and documentary received national praise in the press and presenter Melanie Sykes. The on TV. The book reached number 5 in Amazon’s Bestsellers book was launched in June list for true crime after its launch on 14th June 2016. The 2016 and currently 8th in the documentary has now been sold to a worldwide audience, Amazon Bestsellers list for including the USA, Canada and Australia. The controversial entertainment. The book has book has forced the Home Office to reopen the case, which is continued to receive national currently under review by the Staffordshire police. praise 15



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