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Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. For much of 2011 his self-published eBooks - including The Bestseller, The Basement, Once Bitten and Dreamer's Cat - dominated the UK eBook bestseller lists and sold more than half a million copies. The Basement topped the Kindle charts in the UK and the US, and in total he has sold more than two million eBooks. His bestselling book The Chinaman was filmed as The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan ...more

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message 6: by Donna

Donna Stephen, thank you for accepting my friend request on Goodreads.


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Brian Kaplan Stephen thanks for you connection...not much time to read fiction these days...more into personal growth books...any suggestions...are appreciated.
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Stuart Land Thanks for being my new pal, Stephen. Having lived in Thailand a long time, when I read Private Dancer way back, I not only knew that you knew what you were talking about, but that you were a damn good writer. Good to be in your company.

Sawatdee krup,

Stuart


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Rai Hi Stephen,

Very glad to connect with you here on Goodreads! Wishing you continued success with your books...

~Rai


Savannah Stephen,thank you for the friendship.


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Stephen. All the best to you.


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