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A witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and their unintended consequences on every day people

Monday, April 15th, 2019
The
Umbrella Men
by
Keith Carter
Genre:
Contemporary Fiction
 
 
A
witty and acerbic novel for our times about corporate greed, the
hubris of bankers, contradictions of the clean energy economy and
their unintended consequences on everyday people.
Finance,
environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a
complex of flawed motives. We follow Peter Mount, the self-made Chief
Executive of a London-based rare-earth mining company as he and his
business are buffeted by crisis-torn Royal Bank of Scotland and by
his own actions, real and imagined. Meanwhile in Oregon, Amy Tate and
her group of local environmental activists do their contradictory
part to undermine a component of the green economy, unwittingly
super-charged by the Chinese state. The repercussions of events in
pristine Oregon are felt in the corporate and financial corridors of
New York and London with drastic consequences. This is a deeply
involving novel about the current workings of capitalism,
miscommunication, causes and unexpected effects, love and survival.

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Keith
Iain Carter was born in Scotland in March 1959, second son of Marian
van Westendorp and Ralph Carter. He attended a variety of bog
standard state schools in northern England and in 1978 went up to
Cambridge to read Economics, taking a First in 1981 when he was
elected a Scholar – too late to enjoy the privilege of walking on
the grass.
Other
than corporate annual reports, he has not previously been published,
unless you count a letter printed in Business Week deploring the
widespread use of the word ‘wannabe’ and this quote in Investors
Chronicle: “I used to be a banker, then I went straight”.
As
an investment banker Keith worked for three now-disgraced
institutions – he denies that any causation is associated with this
correlation – Lloyds, Drexel Burnham Lambert and NatWest (RBS). A
corporate financier, he ended up by specialising in pharmaceuticals
and, in 1998, was part of a team acquiring a small vaccine business
from GSK. As CEO he took the company public in 2004. Since 2010
Keith has worked as a business consultant to healthcare companies and
as a writer, which he prefers.
Keith
lives in London, Yorkshire and aboard a boat currently in Greece. He
is a French-speaking Europhile who also loves America, travel,
politics and economics, reading and writing, music, sailing of all
kinds and food and drink.
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Finding his twin flame and convincing her are two completely different matters

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
The
Arban and the Saman
by
Laurel A. Rockefeller
Genre:
Mystical Historical Romance
 
What
would you risk for love?

 

 

It
is the year 1211 CE. Five years after being declared “khan,”
Chinggis Khan and his invading hordes are sweeping across the north
China plain, right into the nűzhen heartland. Their objective:
conquest of the mighty Jin Empire.

 

 

Among
those sent into Liaoning is a low-ranking officer (an arban) named
Mongke Nichan, a spiritual man on a personal quest to find his
soulmate and fulfill a prophesy long lingering in his heart.

 

 

But
finding his twin flame and convincing her are two completely
different matters in this wartime romance that takes you into the
very heart of Asian mysticism and deep into the ranks of the powerful
Mongol Horde.

 

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Born,
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide. 

 

 

With
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.

 

 

In
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.

 

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 The author decided to add in a grand prize of a cute 13oz red teapot with a built in infuser AND a box of jasmine teabags to the Arban and the Saman tour! The three runner up prizes will still be the rose quartz pendants as well.