16 May 2012 - Book Launch of Vulture's Lair at Parliament
Vulture's Lair Launch Event at Parliament
It was standing room only as taut political thriller Vulture's Lair was launched at the House of Commons by Bill Cash MP and Austin Mitchell MP at an event attended by numerous MPs, Lords and other politicians from Britain and abroad.
The launch event was hosted by Bill Cash MP, outspoken Tory critic of the EU, who hailed the book as "A great Eurosceptic novel" and praised Icelandic author Hallur Hallsson for "producing a great read that clearly sets out the reality of European politics in graphic form.
The meeting was also addressed by Labour MP Austin Mitchell who likened the novel's protagonist, Krummi the fisherman from Iceland, to fishermen he knew in his own constituency of Grimsby.
Also present were Lord Stoddart of Swindon, Douglas Carswell MP, John Whittingdale MP, Mark Reckless MP, Angus MacNeil MP and former MP Chris Gill. Present from Iceland were the leader of the Opposition Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson - who took time out of his visit to see David Cameron to attend - and journalist for the Morganbladid newspaper Hjortur Gudmundsson
Author Hallur Hallsson said "I am delighted by the reception of my book in Britain. The high number of leading British politicians who attended the launch, and of staff from think tanks and pressure groups, shows that the underlying premise of the book - that the EU is a dark and dangerous organisation - is taken seriously here. The adventures of Krummi the fisherman and Helgi the saga scholar as they seek to uncover the intrigues of the Vulture and to combat a conspiracy of spies, politicians and organised crime in the heart of Brussels shows what is at stake."
Editorial Director of Bretwalda, Rupert Matthews, added "We are very luck to have secured the English language rights for Vulture's Lair. Quite apart from its political setting, it is a gripping action story with twists and turns in the plot right up to the last page. A really gripping read. I congratulate Hallur on producing such an exciting novel and would like to thank everyone who attended our launch event.
About the Author
Hallur Hallsson is born 1951 in Reykjavik. He graduated from the University of Iceland in English and History. Hallsson is a leading journalist and TV-personality in Iceland. Hallsson was one of the founders of the daily Dagbladid in 1975 which became the second biggest newspaper in Iceland. He was a leading journalist at the influential Morgunbladid and a journalist and anchor at Channel 2 and State Television. Hallsson is now a commentator on the TV station INN.TV. The Vulture's Lair is Hallsson's first novel..
About the Book
Title: Vulture's Lair
Author Hallur Hallsson
Publisher Bretwalda Books
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