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Fiction and non fiction author, published in five languages, the latest is about the thrilling adventures of a ubiquitous teenager. English, though born in Geneva, and brought up in Alexandria where his family had resided since the 1900's, Derek Flower received a cosmopolitan education at Italian, French and English schools in Egypt before going to Malvern College in England and complet

    
English, though born in Geneva, and brought up in Alexandria where his family had resided since the 1900's, Derek Flower received a cosmopolitan education at Italian, French and English schools in Egypt before going to Malvern College in England and completing his studies up at Oxford, where he received an honours degree in Modern Languages. With the Suez crisis of 1956, he was forced to leave Egypt and his Lloyds of London brokerage business, and two years later settled in London with his wife Frédérique whom he had just married. There, he set up a property company specialising in overseas developments which later led him to move to the South of France and then to Italy where he also acted as financial consultant to British companies. He became involved too in the international crude oil and commodity markets, which gave him the experience on which he was subsequently able to draw for part of the background of his three generation saga Farewell Alexandria. After many years spent in Gaiole in Chianti, he moved to Rome where he devotes his time almost exclusively to writing. His lifelong interest in Pharaonic Egypt, and in Alexandria in particular, led him to write The Shores of Wisdom,a non-fiction story of the Ancient Library of Alexandria, the world's first great culture centre, from its foundation at the beginning of the 3rd century BC to its final destruction in 642 AD. This book has been published in Italy, Greece, the U.K., Brazil, and Japan. It is also available in the U.S. in an Xlibris edition. Derek's second published novel Beyond the White Walls is a thriller centred around his former family home situated near ancient Memphis in Egypt, where he wintered until recently. Once again, this book is the fruit of his interest in Pharaonic Egypt and, though set in modern times, relates to the mysteries of the Pyramid Age. It is being republished under the title, INQUEST ON IMHOTEP Derek presently lives with his wife Frédérique at the historic Villa Borghese in Nettuno near Rome.

Accomplishments: Derek Adie Flower was requested to be one of the official writers for the new Library of Alexandria, the Biblioteca Alexandrina.
     



Books

A Concise History of Egypt by Derek Adie Flower
In this Concise History of Egypt are described the prime political, social and cultural events which shaped the country’s 5000 year history, beginning with Menes, the first Pharaoh to reign over a united Egyptian state, down to its recent and present day rulers. ...
  

 

The Tuscan Trilogy, The Twilight Years by Derek Adie Flower
In this third book of The Tuscan Trilogy is recounted what happens during the last years of Dame Rosa Lonsdale's life at her Tuscan home. the Castello di Bacchiano, and to those near and dear to her....
  

 

The Weird and Wonderful Advenfures of Tim Wessurp 'TWERP' by Derek Adie Flower
THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF TIM WESSURP ‘TWERP’ Twerp’s fourth adventure takes place in Egypt in the Great Pyramid of Gizeh where he meets the Egyptian gods Thoth and Isis, and is shown and experiences the secrets of the Djed, the fabled time/space machine, while the fifth i...
  

 

The Tuscan Trilogy PERCHANCE TO DREAM by Derek Adie Flower
In this second part of The Tuscan Trilogy are described the next twenty years of Rosa’s life after her marriage to her first love, sir Robert Lonsdale, by which she becomes mistress of Bacchiano, the Tuscan castle in the heart of the Chianti region, and wife of the chairman of one of London’s leading merchant banks. It tells of her relationships with her two sons, Michael, a passionate ...
  

 

Ransomed by Derek Adie Flower
Based on a true story, this fast moving whodunit tells of the kidnapping of a leading French idustrialist while he is holidaying in the South of France. Who planned it? Who was to benefit from it? Who would die as a result of it?...
  

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The Tuscan Trilogy by Derek Adie Flower
Moving between Tuscany, London, Rome and New York, The Tuscan Trilogy recounts the joys and tragedies of a woman whom fate both cuddles and flays, of her rise from childhood poverty in southern Italy to glittering social and financial success in London, of the men who love her, of her sons, and of the castle in the Chianti hills where the story begins and ends....
  

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The Magic island of Tippeti-too by Derek Adie Flower
THE MAGIC ISLE OF TIPPETI-TOO A fable in three parts that recounts the visits of seven year old David with his two pets, Tod the Tortoise and Bleep the Canary, to a magic island where he meets extraordinary and pleasure loving animals like Funny-face Roo a purple kangaroo, Mello-Werrydith a crimson feathery mouse, Lola the lavender blue crocodile that speaks only in rhymes, Diego the wis...
  

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INQUEST ON IMHOTEP, Beyond the White Walls by Derek Adie Flower
A five thousand year old tomb, the gods of Ancient Egypt, secret societies, and a love story that transcends time are some of the ingredients in this mix of occultism, archaeology, romance and power politics....
  

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Farewell Alexandria by Derek Adie Flower
Set against a changing backdrop of prewar Egypt, of Paris, London and New York in the sixties and seventies, of terrorism in the Middle East and famine in Ethiopia, all the aspects of human strengths and frailties are brought to life in this international three generation saga, where a dramatic climax redimensions a man's destiny....
  

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The Weird and Wonderful Adventures of Tim Wessurp 'TWERP' by Derek Adie Flower
A teenager suddenly finds he is blessed with the gift of Ubiquity and, as a result, gets involved in a series of stange and at moments hair-raising adventures....
  

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The Shores of Wisdom - The Story of the Ancient Library of Alexandria by Derek Adie Flower
The Ancient Library of Alexandria not only served for centuries as a leading institution for accumulating and disseminating the works of the great scholars of antiquity, but was also the world's first major culture centre. THE SHORES OF WISDOM recounts the history of the Library, its creation, its influence on Western thought, and the men and women whose fame lent lustre to the Library over...
  

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News

A script for a film/tv series of THE TUSCAN TRILOGY. now available
 by Derek Adie Flower
A film script based on the first of The Tuscan Trilogy books for a film/TV series is now available. ...


A film script for a feature/Tv film based on RANSOMED now available
 by Derek Adie Flower
A film play based on RANSOMED is now available RANSOMED Baron Henri de M...


A treatment for a film/TV series based on TWERP's 1st adventure available
 by Derek Adie Flower
THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF TIM WESSURP ‘TWERP’ Tim Wessurp, nicknamed Twerp, is a thirteen-year-old who discovers he is blessed with th...


Inquest on Imhotep filmscript now available
 by Derek Adie Flower
I have completed a film script for a feature film based on this work entitled MURDER AT MEMPHIS...


Filmscript for an animated cartoon of Tippeti-too available.
 by Derek Adie Flower
THE MAGIC ISLE OF TIPPETI-TOO A fable in three parts that recounts the visits of seven year old David with his two pets, Tod the Tortoise and Bleep the Canary, to a magic island where he mee...


The filmscript for a feature film based on FAREWELL ALEXANDRIA available
 by Derek Adie Flower
A film play for a major feature film based on my novel FAREWELL ALEXANDRIA is now available...


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Derek Adie Flower
Derek Flower has also written 2 film plays. THE ALEXANDRIAN based on of his novel, FAREWELL ALEXANDRIA, and MURDER AT MEMPHIS based on INQUEST ON IMHOTEPBeyond the White Walls, Both are available for potential film producers


Derek Adie Flower
A film script for an animated cartoon based on of Derek Flower's fable, The Magic Island of Tippeti-too is now available and under consideration by a major studio.

Derek Adie Flower
'RANSOMED' Based on a true story, this fast moving whodunit tells of the kidnapping of a leading French industrialist/playboy in the South of France. Who planned it? Who was to benefit from it? Who died as a result of it?

Derek Adie Flower
INQUEST ON IMHOTEP. Previously published under the title of BEYOND THE WHITE WALLS, this thriller involving mystery, murder and mysticism, is set in modern Egypt but harks back to the times of the pyramid builders and to Imhotep, the man who designed the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, and the first ever commoner to be fully deified in the land of the Pharaohs, whose tomb, discovered just beyond Memphis (originally called the White Walls) becomes the epicentre of both positive and malefic forces, and hence of a battle between good and evil.


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Recently completed and published through Lulu. com., The Tuscan Trilogy, a three generation , international saga moving between Italy, England and the U.S.A., that recounts the joys and tragedies of a woman whom fate both cuddles and flays, of her rise from childhood poverty in southern Italy to glittering social and financial success in London, of the men who love her, of her sons, and of the castle in the Chianti hills where the story begins and ends. The Weird and Wonderful Adventures of Tim Wessurp, (Twerp) that tells of the mind boggling adventures of a teen-ager blessed with the gift of ubiquity.

 
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