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The Monkey Puzzle Tree 2020
MPT-Book-Cover-July-2020
Subtitle From the Troubles in Belfast To the Heart of Londons Organised Crime Scene
By Stephen Gillen
Published By

Filament Publishing LTD

ISBN 978-1-913623-15-9
Fiction Genre Biography
Publication Date 02/09/2020
Price 14.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-monkey-puzzle-tree-2020/stephen-gillen//9781913623159
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-monkey-puzzle-tree-stephen-gillen/1137516497?ean=9781913623241
Audio Hyperlink https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-monkey-puzzle-tree-stephen-gillen/ebook/9781913623241.html

Synopsis

A memorizing and riveting true story of redemption and one mans transformation. From the civil war in Belfast to London Organised Crime and twenty years in High-Security prison to awarded Peace ambassador, International Peace Prize nominee, and the Highest Political, Media, and business circles in the world. A masterful well-written masterpiece of one of the UK’s most feared Gangsters.

Authors Biography

Living in Belfast till aged 9, Stephen Gillen went on to progress through a traumatic care system, east end organized crime, addiction, and twenty years in Britain’s most secure prisons and units. He then transformed his life to become a successful entrepreneur in many industries, film-maker, public speaker, awarded Peace Ambassador, and International Peace Prize, Nominee.

Reviews

there are reviews in Foyles, Barnes and noble and this book has received widespread national & global coverage and is in pre-production to be a major motion picture with a budget of £30M
link:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8685869/Gangster-Stephen-Gillen-reveals-ditched-organised-crime-peace-ambassador.html

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26 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful book – I was privileged to be part of Stephens’s journey and know what a wonderful soul he is. How he has overcome immense adversity and the wonderful person he is is today helping improve the lives of millions across the world today. He is an excellent writer, an immense talent that, together with the film being made on the work will do great good to help people in their own journey. A must-read, well written masterful book!

  2. Magnificent story of boy to man progression in unequal circumstances and now peace ambassador for equality and real change.

  3. A true dark to light story amazing read a rollercoaster of emotions to have come thrw all this then on to achieve all just amazing stuff

  4. Simply a wonderful read of a true story or hardship and how you can turn your life around, it’s a must read

  5. It is a tale of extraordinary uplift. Everyone should read it get inspiration for overcoming any adversity. Over and above, Stephen as an individual deserves special accolades for sharing his inner struggles and choosing a helping and a leading role for others to emerge out and outshine.

  6. A truly inspiring story
    The Monkey Puzzle Tree a brilliant true story by Stephen Gillen. I couldn’t put the book down and read it overnight. The story is a search for love, friendship and loyalty. An amazing journey from a brutal difficult childhood in Belfast to a crime lord in London, and then followed by a 17 year stretch in a high security prison. The book shows how Stephen has transformed his life to become a successful Entrepreneur in many industries through his love of family and friends. He is now a philanthropist and has a goal of improving the lives of millions of people worldwide and will help reset business during these difficult times. The book is to be made into a film. The book is exciting, serious and funny. A riveting read and page turner, a story of darkness into light. Highly recommended.

  7. I was on tenterhooks reading this book..it had everything in it you want from a book..it gripped me right from the start and didn’t let go ..it was a sad,funny,brutal,yet enlightening story of one mans struggle in life..he should be applauded from the rooftops for the way he ultimately changed to path of his life….I loved it….

  8. There’s nothing more humbling & powerful than reading a book which changes your direction in life .. SUPERB read a beautiful journey of discovey.. And Enlightenment… For the writer Stephen Gillen.. As well as the reader… Breno..pf Smyth.. Thank you kindly…

  9. So thrilled to be enjoying this book right now. It’s a wonderful story of redemption, heart and humanity.

  10. An incredible story of courage against adversity, redemption and resilience. A powerful true story of one mans journey against the odds. A true crime thriller that shares lessons we can all learn from. An enjoyable page turner read from start to finish. Stephen clearly writes from the heart in an honest way that doesen’t sheer away from the challenge, he faced, what he did and how it effected him. An admirable book of life lessons and how we can all learn and move forwards.

  11. Great book

  12. Loved the book couldn’t put it down found it sad in places but look how far he has become just brilliant and l sad true story can’t wait for more off Steven work 6 of my friends have now read it too

  13. A book about an amazing transformation, about suffering, friendship and how he became a successful Entrepreneur …love this life story!

  14. Absolutely brilliant. I have loved reading this story very much, Fantastic characters, great storylines and full of humour too.
    If you like a really good story, with some very strong drama thrown in, then read these books, you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait for the next story from Stephen.

  15. Absolutely brilliant. I have loved reading this story very much, Fantastic characters and great storylines, full of Drama and love too.
    If you like a really good story, with some very strong drama thrown in, then read these books, you won’t be disappointed.
    I can’t wait for the next story from Stephen Gillen.

  16. This book is a roller coaster journey with lots of emotions. A very clear message given to us “Never give up on yourself” and “don’t let your past define your present and future”

  17. It is an amazing story written by an amazing Man

  18. The life of Stephens Gillen is not just another ordinary story, but with hooks and headlines as brutal and cynical as his childhood’s circumstances growing up in Belfast. The book describes with raw honestly the adversity he has faced through life and how he manages to turn his worst nightmares as a criminal to magical success and service leadership as an entrepreneur. Rough and edgy, authentic and loving, this story will touch you deeply. A transformational blessing leaving a legacy for generations to come, Stephen has made it his life’s purpose to help healing humanity one step at a time.

  19. A masterpiece this book will remain with you long after you put it down
    Stephen takes his reader on a epic journey of volience sorrow and redemption.
    An inspirational book

  20. A great account of transformation that can inspire others that it is possible to change the course of their lives no matter where they are now.

  21. This is a fantastic book. Masterfully written with an unbelievable gift of taking the reader right there in every scene – I can see why this is being made into a major film. Top book which will definitely be a major hit around the world…!

  22. Indeed I endorse all the comments above. Rush and read it now!

  23. An amazing and inspirational story. One man’s journey from the Troubles in Belfast to an aspiring Author..Theres life after the darkness and Stephen is an amazing inspiration how he fought the demons and came out from the darkness..
    Five Stars from me..
    Highly recommended.

  24. An amazing and inspirational story. One man’s journey from the Troubles in Belfast to an aspiring Author..Theres life after the darkness and Stephen is an amazing inspiration how he fought the demons and came out from the darkness..
    Five Stars from me..

  25. An engaging and exciting read. You will not want to put it down till you have finished

  26. An engaging and exciting read. You will not want to put it down till you have finished
    A must have Christmas present

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