INSIDE ALLENWOOD: MONEY, MOBSTERS & ENRON
by Giles Darby & George Harrison
The memoir of a British banker jailed in 2008 for his involvement in a $7m fraud against his employer, NatWest, caught up in the Enron scandal.
It is a redemptive and cautionary tale about a man who had it all and lost it all, through a single act of folly and survived both the US and UK prison systems, while convinced of his own innocence. Giles and his co-defendants, David Bermingham and Gary Mulgrew, became the subject of extensive media coverage when the US government demanded their extradition in relation to the collapse of the energy giant Enron, which they had been dealing with, and many believed they were victims of a miscarriage of justice.
Now, a decade after being released, Giles wants to tell his side of the story. The book will tell the true story of Giles’ attempts to navigate the prison system – while reflecting on the mistakes which got him there.
Publisher: Quiller Books, UK
Publication Date: July, 2020
Rights Sold: World
Giles Darby was born in India to British parents, and grew up in South West England. He spent most of his career working in finance – brokering deals on behalf of NatWest bank. Since leaving prison, Giles has turned his business brain to the pub trade, and todays runs a chain of pubs and hotels in South West England and Wales.
George Harrison is a professional writer and will work with Giles to turn his raw, original letters into a work of narrative non-fiction with broad commercial appeal. He worked for three years as a feature writer at The Sun, so has experience in telling personal stories in a captivating and engaging way.