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John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


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Now, available in Kindle and Paperback! Free Kindle if you purchase Paperback. After buying Paperback, go for the free Kindle!

It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can’t put it down! It’s a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That’s the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei’s latest film is The Blue Mansion – Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It’s quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

This includes a commitment from a CPA firm who does tax credit financing in Ireland, a possible location to film, as part of the package needed for investors – along with the CPA firm’s commitment to apply for and finance the tax credits if ThunderBall does shoot in Ireland and what portion of the budget they would provide.
For inquiries, please contact John Harding at jbharding@gmail.com.

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Pamela Anderson and Julian Assange?

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

Pamela's Box Lunch for Julian

Pamela’s Box Lunch for Julian

I hope our site’s emails don’t appear in Wikileaks, but… what is going on between Pamela Anderson, and Julian Assange, currently of the Ecuadorian embassy in London?

The liaison(?) between the Baywatch beauty was first noticed in October 2016, when Pamela Anderson was photographed arriving at the Ecuadorian embassy to visit the Wikileaks founder, carrying what she said was a vegan meal box lunch and dressed to please.

And yet—Pamela and Julian have been rather coy about their relationship, and at considerable length. After all, Julian, while in his teens at 18, married a woman named Teresa, and in 1989 they had a son, Daniel Assange, now a software designer. Julian founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and hired staff and enlisted the help of volunteers.

Time magazine subsequently nominated him for its Person of the Year, calling him a “new kind of whistle-blower … for the digital age.” Shortly after the Afghan war releases, he became the subject of a sex crime case in Sweden. The Stockholm Criminal Court issued an international arrest warrant for Julian, saying he is suspected of rape, sexual molestation and illegal use of force in separate incidents. He could be sentenced to two years in prison if convicted. His main fear, however, is being extradited to the United States.

Grazia Magazine

Grazia Magazine

First up is Pamela, who speaks to the British magazine, Grazia, with the magazine allowing her to explain why she “demurred from answering whether she was in a relationship with Julian”. “It’s very difficult to talk about when you’re under surveillance,” explained Pamela, hinting she has a ton of viewers in the CIA.

As she took Grazia into her confidence, saying,  “He’s a great guy, I don’t want to say anything about whether there’s a romance. So, let’s say we’re just good friends.”

Grazia goes a bit further, exposing the fact that Pamela and Julian “have had a series of dates at the Ecuadorian embassy.” Unfortunately for the duo, Julian is still wanted in Sweden to answer sexual assault allegations (what a guy!).

According to Julian’s recent interview with an Australian radio, he says of Pamela, “I mean, I like her, she’s great.” Are they in love? “I’m not going to go into the private details. She’s an attractive person with an attractive personality.” And furthermore: “She’s no idiot at all – she’s psychologically very savvy.” You betcha!

“You’ve got people like Pamela Anderson who are independent because they kind of manage their own career,” adds Julian defending Pamela. “She can’t really be squeezed by, you know, a TV executive.” Huh? Squeezed?

And for Pamela’s remarks about Julian, she says, “It’s so rare that he has someone to come and visit him and bring him things, So I want to be able to do that for him.” Aw shucks.

Of course, poor Julian, his social life has been restricted.  Still, certain celebrities have been visiting him, including Kathy Lette, John Pilger, Yoko Ono and the like.

In the words of Pamela, “Wikileaks is one of the only reliable news stories because it’s just the truth, I really believe history will look back on him as such an important person.” Sigh!

Thinks are so good that on Valentine’s Day, Julian reactivated his five-year dormant Twitter account announcing: “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated (in a curious plot)”.

Can Kim Kardashian be far behind (no pun intended).

 

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