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Philip Caine

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£75 - £150


1 Month Minimum, Short Notice, 3 Month Minimum

Profile Bio

Author of the JACK CASTLE international thrillers & the SHACKLETON BLISTER detective series.
Born in Cumbria in the North West of England Philip’s working life began in the hotel business. His career developed in the oil industry and 30 years were spent in places such as the North Sea, Algeria, Nigeria, Kazakhstan and Russia. From 2003. 7 years were spent in post war Baghdad working with the American coalition and a further 3 years running oil services companies in Dubai. He retired in 2015 and began Writing & Public Speaking. Since then he has spoken at hundreds of venues across the UK and written 9 thrillers. All Philip’s books are available in multiple formats and available for review on

Talk Description

Barrow to Baghdad & Back Again

My talk begins with me leaving school . . .
I talk about how my career began as a chef and hotel manager.
My 17 years working the oil rigs in the North Sea.
Followed by operating projects in Algeria & Nigeria..
My time in Kazakhstan & Russia was particularly exciting.
Not to mention the most dangerous place of all . . . Baghdad.
My career culminated in Dubai where I ran an oil services company.
The talk is full of interest, anecdotes, humour, and inspiration.
I conclude with the writing of my latest novel (currently number 10)
Running time approx. 45 minutes (ex Q&A)

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