It was a fascinating time doing business in the Soviet Union. I’d always wanted to write about my experiences during this time, but I was never inspired to pick up a pen; primarily because I thought I was incapable of writing to an adequate standard.
It wasn’t until three friends, independently, suggested that I should write a book. I decided to cease resisting the desire to write, and I got on with it. That was in August 2008. I thought the task would be complete within six months. It’s now 2014. The book is finished. Just.