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February 2023: LILLIAN gets another fine review

Hooked By That Book Review for Lillian and the Italians by David Gee
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Was I hooked by that book? Yes. The eloquent writing created evocative images of Italy, Lillian, and the Italians that crossed paths with her.
CLICK on the link below to read full review from US blogger Role at HookedByThatBook.com

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November 2022

“These are brilliantly funny novellas about 2 kids and their rise to fame in Hollywood.”

Nicola Kingswell, A LoveReading Ambassador





Two tales from Hollywood in the 1990s. An ‘alternative’ Hollywood, in which stars such as James Dean and Marilyn Monroe are still alive and working.

Soap-Stud: the rise to TV fame of a hunky lifeguard from San Diego.

Blue-Movie Girl: the rise to infamy of a mixed-race girl from Arizona who yearns to be an actress but settles for a career in porn.


Paperback: Soap-Stud & Blue-Movie Girl

E-book: Soap-Stud & Blue-Movie Girl

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My first review:

This is much more fun than even Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon books and those La-la land documentaries about Tinseltown that aired in the 1990s rolled up together. This doesn’t mean that it’s old-fashioned in style – I’d call it vintage, in that it is stylish, beautifully written and full of marvellous comedic moments, whilst harking back to the heyday of Jackie Collins and Harold Robbins – days when sex seemed more fun and less angst-ridden. Godolphin is an English writer, but with such an utterly convincing voice that one would think he was a longstanding Hollywood pro (forgive the innuendoes, not intended) preparing to spill the beans of what he has observed on set and in the trailers… He also gets what happens when stop at nothing ambition flowers in small-town America; there is also a wistfulness here that recalls Hopper’s bar scenes. Amazon reviewer from Italy

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Looking for her “rolling stone” son in 1960s Italy, an English widow uncovers disturbing secrets and begins a dangerous romance with a charismatic Sicilian prince. 

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paperback: Lillian and the Italians

e-book:  Lillian and the Italians



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October 1962. Kennedy and Krushchev take the world to the nuclear precipice. In a normally sedate town on the south coast of England four middle-class misfits are taken to a brink of their own by Pilgrim, a  mysterious marauder on a motorbike.

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(Currently only available as an e-book)



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Looking for a woman to love, college dropout Paul makes some bad choices. And he has to learn how to handle gay overtures. In this new take on The Graduate,  Paul’s ‘Mrs Robinson’ turns out to be his ‘Madame Bovary’.

Currently unavailable, but a new edition may be launched in the future





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An American air-hostess with Page-Three-Girl boobs and a gay British teacher help to kickstart an ‘Arab Spring’ on the Persian Gulf island of Belaj. Will it be the dawn of a new era of peace and love in the Muslim world – or maybe … Armageddon?

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(Currently only available as an e-book)


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THE AUTHOR tells you all you need to know (all I want you to know!) about my life as a writer – and the critics tell you what they think of me as a writer (samples below):


“Witty, entertaining, raunchy and very well written.” Peter O’Donnell, creator of Modesty Blaisereviewing Shaikh-Down

“David Gee’s tongue-in-cheek, if dark, social and sexual satire (a sort of cross between David Lodge and Tom Sharpe) leads us through a topsy-turvy world of sexual shenanigans and unconventional relationships. Polari Magazine, reviewing The Dropout

My favorite character – by far – was Italy.  The descriptiveness that Gee bestows on his readers is remarkable.  I could hear the water and see the beautiful sights of Venice.”  The Book Review Crew, reviewing Lillian and the Italians

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ODDS & SODS: some short pieces written at different times

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