Christian Davidson should have been a writer – or at least his friend Jinxie thinks so. He is instead, trying to launch his own magazine with his friend Tom. His archrival Mike Tyler is trying his very best, through fair means or foul, to destroy Christian’s magazine publishing ambitions.
The feud between Christian and Mike impacts on so many people’s lives, creating moments of joy, tragedy and humour.
Will Christian succeed? Or will Mike Tyler manage to destroy Christian’s dreams? Will Jinxie get his wish - that Christian will one day write something worthwhile?
Or will Christian and Mike only succeed in destroying each other?
Having graduated from University in the early 1980’s I started working for a publishing company in London. It was a tremendously exciting time and quite possibly the heyday of magazine publishing.
It was a very competitive sector, and a major recruiter of ambitious young graduates who loved the idea of being involved in the media industry.
Jinxie’s wish is a work of fiction. It is, however, based on some of my experience of working in publishing in that era. Set in London, during the 1980’s it reflects the hard working, hard drinking hedonistic culture of the time.
It is a slightly romantic nostalgic comedy that chronicles the dream of Christian a young journalist to launch the first UK lifestyle magazine for men. His struggle is made more extreme by his rivalry with the devious Mike Tyler who tries everything in his power to sabotage the launch of Christian’s magazine. Their rivalry has the potential to destroy both of their lives.
This is my first novel, and I hope you will enjoy the bitter, but, often comic feud between Christian and Mike.
I dedicate this book to my wife Ruth and my children David & Mirna.