Mainstream too bland for taste of Spicer

Remember that whole thing about upscale lawyers Schillings putting the squeeze on the publishers of former ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray’s forthcoming book, which promised to dish the dirt on the profiteering activities of mercenary Tim Spicer and others?

Well, it appears to have had the desired effect:

My former publisher, Mainstream, have finally pulled out of publishing The Catholic Orangemen of Togo, intimidated by libel threats made by notorious mercenary commander Tim Spicer.

I have therefore decided to release the full text free on the internet on 12 January 2009. I do hope more people will learn about the truth about Spicer that way, than they would if Schillings had not intervened. I am very much hoping that I will be able to make some copies of an actual book available at the same time. But you should of course be aware that if you read it you will cause Tim Spicer “profound anxiety and distress”, according to Schillings. Possibly less, however, than that caused to the families of those killed by his mercenaries over the years.

Meantime, here is the epilogue to the book. You don’t get the full force of it unless you have read the history of British involvement in Sierra Leone in the book, but you still might find it interesting.

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Craig is looking for volunteers to host the book!

Spartaci Wanted

You’re chance to shout “I’m Spartacus!” Volunteers are wanted to post a PDF of “The Catholic Orangemen of Togo” on 12 January. UK volunteers are very welcome, but as many jurisdictions as possible are helpful.

The downside is that you may have your collar felt by Schillings, and be disliked by some rather unfriendly mercenaries. OK, that’s a big downside. The upside is that you’ll get to read the book before everybody else.

Volunteers please email

If you don’t have the facility to host the PDF, be ready to post a link to one on the day.


2 responses to “Mainstream too bland for taste of Spicer

  1. Pingback: When Craig met Tim « Bristle’s Blog from the BunKRS

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