Coming in October
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The new book Secret to Sultan. Coming in October.
From the streets of 1950s Dublin, disowned by society, to the dizzying heights of a London music video producer and beyond. The next chapter of the best-selling book, Secret Child, regales the true journey of Gordon Lewis, who was born in a hostel for single mothers but desperately wanted more for his family and stopped at nothing to achieve it. After developing an interest in music and pop culture, young Gordon set about immersing himself in the world he would eventually become a top player in. However success doesn’t happen overnight – something Gordon learnt the hard way.
‘I was riding on the crest of a wave but also flying by the seat of my pants’
Gordon’s journey from a secret child to ‘The Sultan of Soho’ was filled with colourful characters, from rough Irish labourers to A-list celebrities. But none were more important than his mother, Cathleen, and step-father, Bill.
‘In my eagerness to pursue my dreams, I forgot my mother had hers too'
A heartwarming and humorous account of a
person facing his life challenges, with determination and vigor.
To see the exclusive special preview films of this cheeky boy (Austin Taylor) from the new upcoming book Secret to Sultan, contact me in the form below. This is just one part of the book.
"He was his mother's secret love child, hidden in a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin. But far from living a tragic existence, GORDON LEWIS describes his upbringing as 'paradise'. And that's what compelled him to return to his birthplace to unravel the mystery of his early life Standing outside the large wooden gates of the Regina Coeli hostel, I felt like a child again"
"I couldn’t have published this memoir if my mother was alive - it was too painful for her’ - Irish man raised in mother and baby home. Gordon Lewis is producing a short film based on his memoir 'Secret Child' about his early life in Regina Coeli with his mother Cathleen."
“I was in Russia and was bombarded with calls from a guy called Andrew Lownie, one of the world’s top literary agents and next thing I was offered a deal by Harper Collins with a big advance, even though I was not looking for money. I then made the film, which is just a short sequence from the first book. Frankly, I think there is enough material in there to make a TV series."