[8] He left the BBC in 1995. [24][25] An unauthorised biography by Bower of Richard Desmond, titled Rough Trader, was written and printed in 2006, but still awaits publication. [16] Branson lost the case,[17] and later expressed regret at bringing the action. [33] Stephen Bush, writing in The Guardian, referred to the book as a "hatchet job" littered with "rudimentary errors"[34] and journalist Oscar Rickett called it "garbage". The book was serialised for 5 days in The Times and was the basis of a BBC TV documentary. [19], In 2001, Bower published The Paymaster: Geoffrey Robinson, Maxwell and New Labour, a biography of the Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson. [3] They married in London in early 1943. Bower's joint biography of Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel Conrad and Lady Black: Dancing on the Edge was published in November 2006. Tom Bower grew up in Denver, Colorado, and thought he would have a career as an athlete, having played varsity baseball, basketball, golf, ran track, and just assumed a professional career would follow. [4] From 1948, Tom's father Jiri Gerhard Bauer renounced the use of the surname Bauer for the family, and called himself George Gerald Bower, a change he confirmed by deed poll on 15 May 1957. Looking for some great streaming picks? Tom Bowers (born c. 1936) is a British-born Seychellois sculptor and photographer. His books include unauthorised biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Conrad Black, Richard Branson, Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson. [3] Bower is married to Veronica Wadley, Baroness Fleet, former editor of the London Evening Standard, and has four children. Didn't quite work out that way, and so, his hobby of acting seemed to be the next course of action. He later worked as a freelance advertiser after he opened a photographic studio in London. [1], In 2014, he was commissioned by the government of Seychelles to design the Liberty Monument which replaced the old Zom Libb monument. They live in London.[1]. He immediately set off for New York City, following graduation and a season of summer stock at … Maxwell also filed a libel action against Bower and the hardback publishers, Aurum Press. [31][32] The book accused Jeremy Corbyn of being an anti-Semitic Marxist. His books include unauthorised biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Conrad Black, Richard Branson and Jeremy Corbyn. [6], In 1970, Bower joined the BBC as a researcher on the programme 24 Hours before becoming a reporter on Panorama. Thomas Michael Bower (born 28 September 1946)[1] is a British writer known for his investigative journalism and for his unauthorised biographies, often of business tycoons and newspaper proprietors. His book, Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football, won the 2003 William Hill Sports Book of the … Serialised at length in the Mail on Sunday, it was a number 2 Sunday Times bestseller. In 1981, along with his family, he visited Seychelles on holiday before he decided to move into the country permanently in 1986. Bower's book, "Rebel Prince" describing Prince Charles's attempts amid huge controversy to recover his popularity after the death of Princess Diana was a Number 1 best seller in the Sunday Times list and was serialised in the Daily Mail. In 2003, Bower won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for Broken Dreams: Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football, an investigation into corruption in English football. Tom Bower’s book on the Johnsons: Family violence and betrayal shaped Boris the lost boy Eleni Courea , Political Reporter Monday October 05 2020, 12.01am , The Times [5], After attending the William Ellis School in Hampstead, Bower studied law at the London School of Economics, before working as a barrister for the National Council of Civil Liberties. [1], In 2011 Bower published a biography of the Formula One executive Bernie Ecclestone titled No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone. Tom Bower grew up in Denver, Colorado, and thought he would have a career as an athlete, having played varsity baseball, basketball, golf, ran track, and just assumed a professional career would follow. A book about Richard Desmond remains unpublished.