One of Britain's foremost media moguls - in his own words.
Richard Desmond is the founder and owner of Northern & Shell Plc, publishers of the Express Newspapers group as well as the celebrity magazines OK!, New! and Star. He is also the drummer for The RD Crusaders, a rock supergroup formed with The Who's Roger Daltrey, whose charity concerts have raised some e15 million. He lives in north London with his wife, Joy, and has three children- adult son Robert who is a software developer and leading Holocaust memorial activist, daughter Angel, 4; and son Valentine, who was born in January 2015. He is currently working on a major new regeneration project in London's Docklands.
"A ripping yarn, fluently and wittily told." -- Lynn Barber *
Sunday Times *
"[A] wildly entertaining account of a life lived in the fast lane, one which he freely admits has attracted its own share of controversy, and yet is far more shaded than most people realise." * Sunday Express *
"A fascinating account of the highs and lows of an eclectic career - and life." * Jewish Telegraph *