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Contentious, True And Inspiring Books

By Strand Publishing
18th June, 2012

Strand is an innovative and multicultural company founded in 2009 in the heart of London, and with vision to make a difference in the world of book publishing. 

We always search for talented writers from diverse backgrounds and the fact that we look for, and are finding true and controversial topics definitely sets us apart. We are proud to present you with our two new truly amazing and must read books.


All our books are available online at: Bertram’s (USA), Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones.co.uk, Blackwells.co.uk, Gardners.com, Tesco.co.uk, Bowker (USA), Ingrams (USA), WHSmith.co.uk, Kalahari.com, and online direct from the publisher via www.strandpublishing.co.uk.

“The Box” by Clive Parker Sharp – ISBN 978-1-907340-15-4

‘The Box’ is a story of ‘Sex Drugs and Music-hall’ in Victorian Britain, and spanning three generations of the same family. Based on true-life accounts from diaries of controversial Pentecostal African Thomas Brem-Wilson, and tape-recorded interviews with his sons, Philip and Ray. Thomas becomes embroiled with the vast Chicago Zionist movement, his son Philip establishing a Bingo empire in the 1960s caught up with East End gangsters ‘The Richardsons’. Philip’s daughter Nina goes on a fantastical journey to reclaim Thomas’s lands and Gold in Ghana in the 1970s. Described as ‘unputdownable’ bumpy ride of lust, zealotry, murder, money, and larceny, with two nail biting court trials, love and loss. 
About the Author: Clive was at the forefront of the punk movement, forming The Members with Nicky Tesco; a founding member of super group Big Country; and also in the biggest Independent band of all time, SpizzEnergi. He has graced stages with The Clash, The Human League, The Only Ones, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Alice Cooper and more. A maverick musician, pushing boundaries, he turns his creative talent to writing, with an unconventional, refreshing approach to rhythm and language. Clive Parker- Sharp, an eminent rock musician is holding the book launch for his debut novel ‘The Box’ at The Blackshed Gallery, Russett Farm, Redlands Lane, Robertsbridge, TN32 5NG on 21st July 2012 - everyone welcome!


“Marie Antoinette, Diana & Alexandra: The Third I” by Alexandra Lewin – ISBN 978-1-907340-16-1 

'Marie Antoinette, Diana & Alexandra: The Third I' is a fascinating story intertwining the hopes and ideals of a girl from a Jewish family living in South Africa with that of Diana, Princess Of Wales. Alexandra Levin writes with passion about her upbringing in an upper middles-class non-orthodox Jewish family and the similarities of that of Diana's; their shared hopes and wishes. 
She covers the apartheid and the turbulent politics that reversed the white/black way of life in South Africa to bring Nelson Mandela to power. 
She also writes strongly about Diana's death and the conspiracy theories and how Diana, if she had lived, would have been a great supporter and champion of 'Aids Hospitals' in South Africa. 
Alexandra’s marriage to leading South African couturier Chris Levin meant that she met and partied with many leading figures of that time African, America and European. Her book leads the reader, with compassion, into those times of change and gives a personal insight into Alexandra's own public and private life, with the highs and lows, as she had to incorporate these changes. 
After Nelson Mandela's investiture as President, life in South Africa was turned upside-down and her world with it. As her life changes dramatically she searches for help and after meeting with many African wise-men and psychics she realises that her inner being is strengthening and she is receiving support in her troubles from a greater being. 
Alexandra Levin's book, whilst easy to read, produces great sympathy and empathy for her life and with life as a whole. 
A remarkable story which leaves the reader thinking.

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