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Andy Rivers

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I've been a Butlins barman, pretend carpenter on a Spanish construction site, coach holiday rep, mobile sandwich salesman and outdoor traffic cone washer to name but a few of my eclectic 'career' choices. Whilst I always had a desire to be a writer the neccessity of earning beer tokens on a regular basis, as well as the nagging little voice in my head that proclaimed that 'people like us don't do things like that', distracted me from this aim. However, the death of a close friend at a young age, combined with the soul-destroying office politics of the middle-management tier in the logistics industry I had somehow blagged my way into, sent me frantically scrabbling for my pen again.

To date, I've had four books published (see the 'Books' tab)
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Maxwell's Silver Hammer

3.70 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Spy Who Bluffed Me!

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I'm Rivelino - A Life of Tw...

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Special

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The Spy Who Bluffed Me

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The  Scottish Book Trust  is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. I can only second that.  As a child on a council estate in the 70's with not much cash to go anywhere else I travelled the world through books. The  SBT  also believe that :-

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