Preface, Contents, Chapter One- A very unusual funeral, Chapter Two- Gladys and children, Chapter Three - Dorothy and son, Chapter Four - Alison and sons, Chapter Five - Elizabeth and son, Chapter Six - The Buddha of St James's, Chapter Seven - `A Great Public Danger?', Chapter Eight - `One of the best' - Compton Mackenzie, Chapter Nine- Killing The Author, Chapter Ten - Scoundrel or Sentimental Crook? Chapter Eleven- Discovery, forgiveness and reparation, Appendices - Timeline and literary output, Bibliography, Illustrations.
Tim Crook is an investigative historian and journalist whose research and books have transformed lives. Alexander Wilson's son by his second marriage, Mike Shannon, described Tim as 'A Wizard' for uncovering the extraordinary and complicated life of his father and bringing all the Wilson families together. The second edition of 'Secret Lives' has become a best seller with reviews describing it as one of the best biographies of the year. Tim is currently Professor in Media and Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London, Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism to Birmingham City University, and Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.