I have a number of my own book project that I am trying to place. Full synopsis are available from firstname.lastname@example.org, currently on offer are:
Leonardo da Vinci painted two Mona Lisas - one clothed and one naked. The clothed one is now in the Louvre. This book will tell the story of how the nude version was painted, how it disappeared and where it is now.
Hitler made plans to bomb New York during World War II. He delighted in the image of skyscrapers collapsing in flames. Only a last-minute dash by General Patton saved the Big Apple. Atomic materials and mechanisms seized from the Nazi's were then dropped on Japan, who were constructing a bomb of their own using Nazi technology.
This is self-help meets astrology. You can change your name, change your job, change your sex, change your hair style, change the colour of your skin - so why can't you change your star sign? Surely it's a constitutional right.
Based on my own experiences as a single father who still felt the need to misbehave, this is the ultimate guide to good times for men (or women) who are single parents - and married or cohabiting parents who aspire to be single. Kick out your partner and get on with the fun.
The true story of how America was discovered and claimed for England - and named after the High Sheriff of Bristol Richard Ameryk, who funded the expedition. The book will also explain how Christopher Columbus got the credit for political reasons.
Recently I wrote a book for Arcturus about the SS and came across the story of the British men who joined the British Free Corps. It was a farce – well, a black comedy, at least. Of course, there were some idiotic true believers, but most recruits were malingerers and con men, prisoners-of-war who only signed up to get access to beer and women. They spent most of their time arguing about their uniforms and would do anything rather than fight. The Nazis could not figure them out. It was almost like a Carry On film. The problem is that Len Deighton stole the obvious title, though that may not be a bad thing.
Four women from the small Caribbean island of Martinique rose to the ranks of royalty Napoleon's Josèphine, Josèphine¹s daughter Hortense de Beauharnais who became Queen of Holland, Madame de Maintenon, second wife of the Sun King Louise XIV, and Josèphine's cousin Aimée Dubucq de Rivery a convent girl who was captured by Algerian pirates, sold into the harem, rose to become the Sultana of Constantinople and got the Turks to make peace with Russia at the key moment when Napoleon was invading because he had divorced cousin Josèphine.
Although Jane Austen gives the impression that Regency England was peaceful place full of bonnets and manicured lawns, in fact, during the second half of George III's reign there were a number of attempted armed insurrections. The most famous were "Despard's Business" in 1802 and the Cato Street Conspiracy in 1820 and a number of conspirators connect them. Karl Marx said that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. The history that was being repeated here was the American Revolution. The tragedy was the Reign of Terror that followed the French Revolution. And the abortive English Revolution definitely rates as farce.
Although hailed as a liberator of the oppressed, Che Guevara was a psychopathic killer who happily shot his own men in the back of the head for minor infractions. After the Cuban revolution, he shot so many perceived enemies of the new regime – along with former allies – that Castro had to beg him to stop. Guevara started the first concentration camps on Cuba and sent underlings there for adultery, though he himself was an adulterer. He hated Indians and Black people almost as much as he hated gringos and thought that Latin America should be a single country run by Spanish-speakers like him. He was, after all, a direct descendent of the last viceroy of Peru. The Proletarian Years” mentioned in his memoirs consisted largely of writing home to his parents, telling them not to send any more money and saying that he would not be holidaying on the family’s yacht that summer. During the Cuban missile crisis, he called for a pre-emptive strike against US cities, knowing that Cuba would be wiped out in the retaliation. The Cuban people would be happy to sacrifice themselves, he said – though he had not bothered to ask them and he himself was an Argentine. By the time he was captured in Bolivia, the Cubans, the Russians, the Chinese, the Bolivian Communist Party and Communist Parties throughout the rest of Latin America had all turned against him. The only people who tried to rescue him was the CIA. But he does take a good photo.