I grew up in London during the Nazi Blitz during the Second World War. My first memories are of the Doodle Bugs which were rockets filled with explosives that would rain down upon us. One waited until the noise of the engine stopped and held one's breath as it fell to Earth and exploded with a terrible earth shaking bang.
One of my early interests was painting, drawing and photography. My forte was the erotic. In the Sixties I began producing erotica in photography and film. I was a student at St Martins School of Art in Charing X Road in London's West End. One evening I met an artist who after looking at my sketch book introduced me to a Soho book shop owner who purchased my erotic drawings for what was a tidy sum of money in those days.
Eventually I was charged under the Obscene Publications Act and spent time in prison. The arresting officer an inspector Moody was corrupt and I began paying him to avoid going to prison again.
Being involved in a world of corruption and money a contract to kill was placed on my head that ended in me killing my would be murderer and to me being falsely convicted of murder.
I wrote my first novel The Nonce which was based on some of the charactors I met inside. After reading it someone said to me: "You are always talking about the porn business so why not write about that?"
This resulted in my biography I Pornographer that tells the story set in the London Sixties Soho.
I think you will find it an exciting read.