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Simon grew up in Sussex. After graduating from Southampton University with a degree in economics, he spent sixteen years in the Royal Air Force and was the first RAF pilot to fly the Mirage 2000 on operations over Iraq while on exchange with the French Air Force. Leaving the Service with the rank of Squadron Leader, he worked in the City of London as a derivatives broker and in various technology roles before becoming a director of a financial software company. He has also provided consultancy and software development services to a small group of global financial institutions and is a regular speaker on the international conference circuit.

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Wendy and I had a lovely day at the Expat Woman Christmas Fair, held at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club on Saturday. Book sales went well, the sun shone (well, it tends to in the UAE) and we met some lovely people.







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While somewhat heavy handed at times and the foreshadowing so transparent as to be jarring, the flow, and well crafted dialogues are worth the annoyance. On par with any of the big publishing house bestsellers. The plot twists are howeve" Read more of this review »
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