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THE BOOKS

Stuart Prebble is a TV Producer and Director, but is also the author of eleven published books.  His first two novels were published by Harper Collins in the late Eighties.  Later he created the highly successful "Grumpy Old....." series for television and wrote five comedy books on the theme.  More recently Prebble wrote a book about the secret history of how the Cold War met the Falklands War under the South Atlantic.  Since then there've been two more novels and a new book about a remarkable ex-police officer called Parm Sandhu. It's called BLACK AND BLUE and is published by Atlantic Books.

Secrets of the Conqueror

 

This is a story which Prebble waited for 30 years to tell. It involves the adventures of the British nuclear submarine Conqueror which came to fame for its key role in the Falklands War when it sank the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano with the loss of 323 lives.  The action was controversial because the British Government lied about the circumstances of the sinking. The reason for the systematic deception - by the Prime Minister and members of her Cabinet - has remained secret for three decades, but now the true story is revealed for the first time. It's a tense tale of British ingenuity and derring do straight out of a Cold War thriller.

 

Grumpy Old Men - the Official Handbook

 

Surveys show that the grumpiest people in Britain are the 35-54 age group of men.  They're grumpy about everything from squid-brained traffic wardens to body-piercing, from predictive texting to people who take phone calls in the cinema.  Stuart Prebble was the first to identify the syndrome and went on to make it "cool" to be grumpy.  The theme struck a chord in the nation and spawned more than 70 TV shows and scores of imitators.  This is the definitive handbook - a "must buy" for anyone who fears they may have the condition or is related to a "Grumpy"

 

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Black and Blue - Parm Sandhu

This is the amazing story of Parm Sandhu who, at the time of writing, was the most senior female officer of Asian background in the Met.  Parm had been brought up by parents who spoke no English, had been forced into an arranged marriage. was raped on her wedding night, ran away from home and joined the police.  She rose steadily through the ranks, but her career was blighted by racism and mysogeny.     Stuart Prebble was proud to ghost-write an account of her remarkable bravery - which is an inspiration to anyone facing adversity.

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The Insect Farm

 

​Two brothers each have an obsession. For Jonathan, it's his fabulous girlfriend Harriet. For Roger, it's the elaborate world he has created in a garden shed - populated by millions of insects!  Brilliant and best-selling author Jeffery Deaver wrote:   “Only rarely do a gripping psychological crime story and a literary writer’s insight and masterful style coincide. But The Insect Farm has that distinction. You’ll read this book fast, so compelling is the story, then—I guarantee—go back and read it again to savor the author’s gift for rich, lyrical writing. A tour de force.” 

 

 

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