This is not the biography of a well-known politician, artist or academic, but an uncensored story about an unusual person, born into unusual circumstances, living an out-of-the-ordinary life, which he would like to share quite candidly with you. A Prisoner of Fortune: My Strange World is the story of Paul Pellew's life. "I wrote this book whilst the grey matter was still cooperative, and because I wished to share a selection of personal thoughts and happenings," he explains. It is a sometimes angst-stricken story which, tinged with humour, sadness and joy, is both an informative and educational read. Paul provides the opportunity to share the many trials, tribulations and temptations of his life, as he walks through the corridors of nobility and the wilderness of insecurity. The author's words are tinted with a lighthearted optimism, but readers will soon recognise the familiar feeling that all that glistens is not golden, and that a silver spoon can quickly be transformed into a threatening knife.
Paul Pellew -- Viscount Exmouth (UK) and the Marques de Olias (Spain) was born in 1940 and is now semi-retired. His previous career included a time in International Banking, Farming, the House of Lords and the Leisure Industry, having latterly founded and developed a major UK-based tourist/visitor attraction. He currently remains occupied practicing overseas as a Private and Corporate Business Broker.