Monday, 29 August 2016
These are not the cast members of the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie, they are the various attributes of one very extraordinary man, Paul Eagles.
Paul Eagles' autobiography opens with Paul at 22 stone in a hospital bed, chained to two prison warders.
His mind begins to wander over some events from his past life. Art theft, a young lady called Joker at his side as he checked over the security system of the Singer Museum in Laren, temporary repository for a Ruben's. And likely to be more temporary than originally envisaged if Paul Eagles has his way.
He has made, both by legitimate and less than legitimate means, several fortunes and lost them in a variety of ways including being cheated by people who he should have been able to trust, including his lawyer and a so-called business adviser.
But no matter what happened, who he had upset he always seemed to end up smelling of roses.
It is a book with a wide cast of heroes and villains of various stripes and types and of moments of deep sadness interwoven with his sardonic wit and humour.
It's a quirky tale and ideal for your last minute summer holiday reading if you haven't been on holiday yet.
It's published by Matador and costs £9.99, you can buy it from That's Books.