Writings on the sheets of a notepad, found on a park bench in London, intrigued Christopher Neame so much that he determined to track down the author and in so doing learn the outcome of a star-crossed love affair. A young New Zealander, on a gap after university, sets out on a tour of Europe. Soon he realizes he is on a dangerous emotional path. Can he escape? Should he try and run away? Or should he stay and 'face the music'? At once compelling and foreboding, this easily read novel is sure to put a lump in your throat.
Christopher Neame's roots are firmly embedded in the film industry. The third of four generations in the business, he assisted on films such as The Anniversary, starring Bette Davis, Peter Sellers' The Wrong Arm of the Law and Lindsay Anderson's This Sporting Life. As a producer he has been responsible for many films and series such as Danger UXB, The Knowledge (BAFTA nominated), The Flame Trees of Thika, The Irish R.M. And Soldier, Soldier.
Christopher has several screenplays to his credit including Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote, starring Alec Guinness, which he also produced (Christopher Award NY and BAFTA nominated) and HE Bates's Feast of July for Buena Vista / Disney. He also wrote the stage version of Monsignor Quixote. In 2003 his autobiographical book, Rungs On a Ladder, (about his formative years with Hammer Films), was published by Scarecrow Press. And 2004 sees the publication of the sequel A Take on British TV Drama (Stories from the Golden Years).
He has also written the book and lyrics for a stage musical. Courtenay premiered in England in 2003. (courtenaythemusical.co.uk)