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Subject: Famous Author's Website
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: aceresearcher-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 01 Apr 2003 23:16 PST
Expires: 02 May 2003 00:16 PDT
Question ID: 184738
I'm trying to find the website or contact information for a famous
author. I'd like to purchase autographed copies of his books, but I
haven't been able to find a website or any other information on how I
can contact him. Can anyone help?

The Author is Bryan Clough, and the books are: 
ISBN - 0679409386 (hardcover) 0571168132 & 0679747133 (paperback)
Approaching Zero: Data Crime and the Computer Underworld (1993) 
ISBN - 0952547708
Cheating at Cards: Sharp Practices and Na´ve Systems (1994) 
ISBN - 0952547716
Beware of Your Bank (1995) 
ISBN - unknown
State Secrets: The Wolkoff Files (2001)

Also, I'd like to know how to pronounce his last name. I don't have a
clue.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 01 Apr 2003 23:51 PST
Hi ace!

I can only find this E-mail: bclough@canalcruises.freeserve.co.uk.

"The Staff"
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/cont.html

I don't know if it will work.

Thanks.

Clarification of Question by aceresearcher-ga on 01 Apr 2003 23:57 PST
Thanks, easterguy.

If it works, I will let you know.

ace

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 10 Apr 2003 12:30 PDT
Hi Ace,

Try this one:

AuthorZone.Com Inc.
Bryan Clough
http://www.authorzone.com/view_authors.php?s=3d3a62f9c268469b67153cea48daf730&authorid=364

I hope it the magic link. ;-)

Clarification of Question by aceresearcher-ga on 10 Apr 2003 15:44 PDT
feilong,

Please post your Clarification as an Answer.

Thanks,

ace
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Subject: Re: Famous Author's Website
Answered By: feilong-ga on 10 Apr 2003 23:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi Ace,

I'm glad the link answered your question. With regards to the
pronounciation, combine "K" with the British pronounciation of "laugh"
and you have it.

AuthorZone.Com Inc.
Bryan Clough
http://www.authorzone.com/view_authors.php?s=3d3a62f9c268469b67153cea48daf730&authorid=364

This link is lucky number 9 in my Google Web search result.

Search strategy:

"bryan clough" author
://www.google.com/search?q=%22bryan+clough%22+author&cat=&hl=en

Regards,
Feilong
aceresearcher-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Thanks for all your help!

Comments  
Subject: Re: Famous Author's Website
From: leli-ga on 02 Apr 2003 00:12 PST
 
Ace, I'm not surprised you don't have a clue. It's tough figuring
hough to pronoughnce Clough if yough've never met that particular name
before. Since cloughseau-ga's not here to shough the way, I'll kick
ough with my suggestion that it's probably:

Cluff (as in tough)
not
Clow (as in bough)
Cloe (as in though)
Clue (as in through)
nor even:
Cloff (as in cough)

This is the correct way to address other Cloughs I know, though none
of them are as distinguished as the author you mention. Perhaps he has
his own unique take on the surname?

Footnote: I have heard rumours that Clough is moving from revealing
"State Secrets" in investigative non-fiction to presenting them in the
theatre. Now that a great British matriarch has left the stage, 'the
authorities' have felt able to release certain information which
provides sensational material for Clough's new career as playwright.
First performance is, appropriately enough, to be in a certain seaside
town famed for its R---l Pavilion.

Hope this helps.
Leli
Subject: Re: Famous Author's Website
From: sldreamer-ga on 02 Apr 2003 05:32 PST
 
If you do a search for keywords "clough pronounced" (with quotes
around the words), you'll see that the last name Clough can be
pronounced:

cluff
clow
cloff
clef
clock
clue

It all depends on the person!

://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&safe=off&q=%22clough+pronounced%22&btnG=Google+Search

Regards,
sldreamer
Subject: Re: Famous Author's Website
From: probonopublico-ga on 02 Apr 2003 05:58 PST
 
Hi, Ace

If he's English, as I suspect, then his name would be pronounced
'Cluff' ... This is very much a Northern name.

I understand that there might be a person with this name associated
with

www.thecitydesk.co.uk

Best of luck

ProBo
Subject: Re: Famous Author's Website
From: sgtcory-ga on 02 Apr 2003 06:29 PST
 
This is all I could find :

http://www.village.co.uk/take2/800361041b.htm

Might be able to contact Scotland Yard as a liason.

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