Join us on Friday 29 October at 7.30pm at Claverham Village Hall
An evening with local author Chris Nott
Tickets £7 including a ploughman's supper
Chris's book is an exciting danger-filled journey from England to Haiti. A gripping read. I highly recommend it to all armchair adventurers." Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE.
It's 1963. 13-year-old Chris watches 'Doctor No' and dreams of emulating his hero: James Bond, 007. He quits school with no qualifications but miraculously finds a job as a clerical assistant with the Ministry of Defence, hoping that Martinis and Aston Martins will soon follow. Chris quickly realises that clerical assistants never get to be secret agents. So he joins the police. After twenty-six years his career is suddenly cut short by a car accident. Medically discharged from the police but still longing for adventurous work, Chris takes a job as a bouncer. When the BBC comes calling, looking for bouncers to star in 'Muscle' - a new documentary series investigating city centre violence - Chris finds himself unexpectedly in the spotlight. While filming 'Muscle' he's sent to Los Angeles to train as a weapons carrying bodyguard. Impressed by his skills, the organisation invites him to join an elite team of mercenaries tasked with guarding the president of the impoverished Republic of Haiti. Hear the story of Chris's remarkable journey from the streets of Bristol to the land of Voodoo, violent revolution and the ever-present spectre of death.
Contact Lesley on 07852676335 if you'd like to pay by cheque