Andrew Crofts

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Ghostwriter and author


I am an author and ghostwriter. I have published more than 80 books, many of which have been number one bestsellers.

My name first became known amongst publishers for the stories I brought them by the otherwise disenfranchised. Travelling all over the world I worked with victims of enforced marriages in North Africa and the Middle East, sex workers in the Far East, orphans in war-torn areas like Croatia and dictatorships like Romania, and abused children everywhere.  

The success of these books brought many very different people to my door; first came the celebrities from the worlds of film, music, television and sport, and then the real elite in the form of world leaders and the mysterious, powerful people who finance them, arm them and, in some cases, control them.


My latest novella, “Secrets of the Italian Gardener”, is based in that world. My agent tells me it is a "contemporary re-casting of Ecclesiastes, a story about the vanity associated with the desire for power and possessions and ultimately about the cycle of birth, growth, death and re-birth".


It is the fictional story of Mo, the wealthy dictator of a volatile Middle Eastern country, who enlists a ghostwriter to tell his story to the world, enshrining him in history as a glorious ruler.  Inside Mo’s besieged palace the ghost forms a friendship with a wise and seemingly innocent Italian gardener who slowly reveals that the regime isn’t all it appears to be. The ghost discovers the shocking truth of who really holds the power and wealth in the world. As a violent rebellion threatens all their lives, the ghost is also struggling to cope with a personal secret too painful to bear.

In the opening lines of his thriller "The Ghost" Robert Harris quotes me as saying: 

“Of all the advantages ghosting offers, one of the greatest must be the opportunity that you get to meet people of interest” – Andrew Crofts, Ghostwriting.



Write for magazines/newspapers, Write company histories, Ghostwriter, Novelist
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