Scallywag

THE DIRTY WAYS OF WAR

Branded a coward in WWII, Lieutenant Guy Barrington was dishonourably discharged from the British Army. To prove himself innocent of the charge, he joined Churchill’s Scallywags – the secret, civilian suicide squads whose purpose was to destabilize Nazi occupation of England by way of dirty tricks and sabotage. Their expected lifespan: 12 days!

Working with Naval Commander/author, Ian Fleming and his prototype for James Bond (the renowned White Rabbit), Barrington survived covert missions in France before being arrested, tortured by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

He escaped by macabre means and made a desperate bid to reach Portugal in time to fly home on fated Flight 777 with his famous film star collaborator and propaganda specialist, Leslie Howard.

This is a harrowing, fact-based story of hate, horror, exemplary courage and the strange workings of the supernatural.

 


 

 

 

Bad Hand

FLETCHER CHRISTIAN: THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE

After the Bounty Mutiny, Fletcher Christian died on Pitcairn Island, or was this a lie? For how could he be dead when he was seen in England years later?

Captain Bligh was cleared of all responsibility for the ship’s uprising and the Rum Rebellion in New South Wales which followed. Was the controversy of both the reason why Christian’s rescue was kept secret? Or did Bligh and Australia’s famous sheep pioneer and politician, John Macarthur, perpetuate the myth for personal gain?

This is the story of these three remarkable men, of their love and loathing of each other and the fascinating part they played in the unsolved mystery of Christian’s fate.

Its fact-based solution will intrigue and astound.

 


 

 

 

Waltzing Dixie

THEY CAME FROM AUSTRALIA TO FIGHT THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

The prospect of being hanged, drawn and quartered made John Mitchel and Thomas Meagher question their Cause. A million of their fellow countrymen were dead, but why should they die too? What more could they possibly do to stop England from wiping their race off the face of the earth? Continue reading

In the Way of the Reich

YOU’LL BE SHOCKED TO FIND SOME GOOD IN HITLER’S ‘BAD’

In her third work of fact-based fiction, Paula Astridge opens up a veritable Pandora’s Box on what went on behind the scenes of the Third Reich. Digging deep into the pit of Hitler’s evil, she has hit on an enormous amount of hidden ‘good’ which came from a remarkable source! Hers is a revelation about Hermann Goering and his brother Albert; of famous flying Ace Ernst Udet and of Wilm Hosenfeld – until recently, an unknown Captain of the German Wehrmacht. Continue reading

Golden Boy – The Albert Speer Story

THE HUSH-HUSH BEHIND HITLER’S CLOSED DOORS.

In her second book to hit the market, Paula Astridge once again lifts the lid on what went on behind the scenes of the Third Reich. This time her focus is on Albert Speer and his unusual relationship with Adolf Hitler. Like a father, and perhaps far more, the Fuhrer singled Speer out as the not-so-brilliant young architect he was, and shot him up the ranks of the Reich to take on the powerful position as its Armaments and Munitions Minister.
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Kill the Fuhrer

HITLER WON’T DIE… HE JUST WON’T DIE!!

Here is a story of supreme courage and stark terror – of two men’s bid to commit the perfect murder. Rear Admiral Wilhelm Canaris (Head of WW11 German Intelligence) and Count Claus von Stauffenberg (Military Officer and War Hero) were the two leading lights of the German conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Continue reading