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Author Talk: The Inheritance Thief by Adrienne Nairn

Hampshire Police used the international crime-busting agency Interpol to investigate alleged ‘harassment’ of an elderly British woman by a step-daughter who lived 20,000 miles away - in New Zealand.

In this way Adrienne Nairn, became a "wanted" woman.

Despite the insistence of senior Hampshire Police officers that the force did not get involved in family matters it then proceeded to do so, involving the international crime-busting agency Interpol in its work.

This is just one of the series of bizarre incidents captured in Adrienne's autobiography My Brother My Enemy published by Stentorian Publishing Ltd in New Zealand.

Still selling well, Adrienne felt the need to turn this gripping story into a novel which she has now done with the help of Maria de Jong, a life story writer. Launched in the UK late last year Adrienne is now promoting the book in New Zealand.

But beyond this personal story of two siblings who became enemies, it should also serve as a timely reminder for those with parents approaching their twilight years, or those who know they are nearing the end of their lives.

As this book demonstrates, looking the Police or the Courts for salvation in these circumstances is fraught with difficulty in the UK. However, Adrienne was in contact with the Hon. Jo Goodhew, former Minister for Senior Citizens, who wrote an informative letter highlighting how New Zealand has already gone further than the UK by ensuring citizens granting Powers of Attorney must obtain separate legal advice and the fact that a wide range of people can apply to the Family Court if problems arise. A copy of this letter is printed as an Addendum to The Inheritance Thief.

Adrienne has given numerous talks in her local town of Taupo concerning her unusual fight for justice, receiving a number of letters from a varying range of people regarding their own experiences.

Adrienne is joined by Maria de Jong, a full time writer of biographies and memoirs. Through her business, Life Stories, Maria provides ghost writing, editing and publishing services and has written a number of books.

My Brother, My Enemy
The Inheritance Thief

Earlier Event: February 18
Book Club: The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy