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John Coventry was born near Liverpool, England. He's led an incredible life, traveled extensively, met many interesting people and as Jackie Stallone says, John really has shaken hands with highest and the lowest from Kings, Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers to drug runners, IRA terrorists and worse.
John Coventry's life began to unravel as he began to mix with some unsavory people in an attempt to fraudulently remove a considerable amount of money from the British Government and having to work for them in an attempt to stay out of prison. The Customs offer was simple, "work for us, become involved with some of your friends who are druggies, find out who the dealers are"......It did not take long for his involvement to become much deeper as John enters the world of drug runners and terrorists and worse, and this starts the first part of his thrilling book .
In 1999, John left the clutches of the Security Services and arrived in Beverly Hills, California where he lived for the next 10 years, meeting and making lasting friendships with many celebrities both within and outside the movie industry. After the advice of several of these people, John left the United States in 2008 and moved to live in France, there in a a secluded farmhouse in Normandy and using the original notes, documents, photographs and secret recordings that his late father had made and placed in a vault, he started to write the first book, " I Was, I Am, I Will be".
John, the eldest of two sons, was brought up within an established English family dating back to 1460. He was sent away to boarding school when he was six. His school life was unhappy; while the school that he attended was owned by an Admiral of the Fleet and run by a Lord, he was sexually assaulted by the Masters (this is recorded in his book).
John met and had tea with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson while still at school and since then has met every Prime Minister from Wilson to Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair. When John was 20 he led the first group of Young Conservatives ever to visit the then Communist Russian Soviet Union on an official engagement. During their stay John became friends with a young man from Leningrad ( now St Petersburgh ) University. The Young boy was called 'Putin' and he was, of course, to rise to become the Russian President.
The United States was his next port of call and again leading a British fact finding mission, was received at the White House by President Nixon. This was the first of a long list of United States Presidents, Governors and Senators that he was to meet.