As Others See Us by Alan Phillips
While holidaying in the Seychelles, Paul Green's life is changed dramatically when he meets Richard Carter, a youth about half his age. After a wonderful holiday, the two part but meet again in London, where Richard feels compelled to reveal his background. Paul persuades Richard to give up his degrading lifestyle, provides him with accommodation and finds him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put his past behind him and make a fresh start. But as Richard discovers, fame can bring with it a mountain of problems – including blackmail, libel and slander – everyone's motives are suddenly suspect. We follow Richard's exploits from his early days on the streets to his trusting, loving relationship with his mentor, Paul and round in a circle to reveal how a disreputable past life now threatens his future.
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