Oliver Milner is a pseudonym. Memory Stick is typical of the type of conversations we’ve all had about ourselves at some time or other, “Some of the facts may be distorted by time,” as Laurie Lee once wrote sagaciously.
The author was born in Yorkshire, but grew up in post Biafran War Nigeria and boarding schools in England.
His career started at the Financial Times but not too soon after he lost his Territorial Army commission in the Intelligence Corps, uncovered a spy, met Madonna, Mad Dog Adair, various Prime Ministers, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and an X-rated film director.
Today he lives near Epping Forest, in the UK. He is married and has two grown up daughters, a tortoise, a Labradoodle, two cats and some sickly-looking runner beans.
Crafty, cunning and certainly clever, Memory Stick is a firework display of different literary styles and genres. Crammed with detail and facts. Just like a memory stick.Book club readers have described this first volume of Oliver Milner’s entertaining autobiography as “William Boyd and Bill Bry...