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Hmm...maybe I will ask her for them and a picture to back it up? :ROFL:
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Hmm...maybe I will ask her for them and a picture to back it up? :ROFL:



Her pic looks P/S'd to the background.

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Com'on Paul! No measurements or body shot? :'(
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Com'on Paul! No measurements or body shot? :'(

LOL, at least she doesn't have a double chin  :biggrin:

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 :ROFL: tiphat
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Her site at helencroydon.com suggests she "produced and directed a short documentary ‘Extreme Dating’ (due to air May 2009)". I don't recall seeing it, but I am betting she used the same (flawed) research material.

As she lost her job in January and is now freelance, I guess she has to pay the rent somehow. Correcting the spelling mistakes on her site and updating it occasionally are clearly not high on the agenda.

As a Daily Mail reader, I am hoping her first speculative foray into mainstream journalism will be her last. The Daily Mail ain't "Silk FM" Helen! (Yes, I get Silk FM being in Cheshire). You should do a tad more research before you pen stuff for the Mail.

Looking at Paul Bracchi's journalistic history, he is hardly a high roller in writing circles either.

Taking cheap unresearched shots at Russian/Ukrainian women and stealing (and cropping) photos from the internet seems about right.

Perhaps the Daily Mail are scratching for freelance writers; I may oblige them. I can write about Bulgarian pickpockets, knife wielding Albanians and Iraqi's at Sangatte - I might fit right in.

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Her site at helencroydon.com suggests she "produced and directed a short documentary ‘Extreme Dating’ (due to air May 2009)". I don't recall seeing it, but I am betting she used the same (flawed) research material.

As she lost her job in January and is now freelance, I guess she has to pay the rent somehow. Correcting the spelling mistakes on her site and updating it occasionally are clearly not high on the agenda.

As a Daily Mail reader, I am hoping her first speculative foray into mainstream journalism will be her last. The Daily Mail ain't "Silk FM" Helen! (Yes, I get Silk FM being in Cheshire). You should do a tad more research before you pen stuff for the Mail.

Looking at Paul Bracchi's journalistic history, he is hardly a high roller in writing circles either.

Taking cheap unresearched shots at Russian/Ukrainian women and stealing (and cropping) photos from the internet seems about right.

Perhaps the Daily Mail are scratching for freelance writers; I may oblige them. I can write about Bulgarian pickpockets, knife wielding Albanians and Iraqi's at Sangatte - I might fit right in.

Manny you can't complain that much about this after all it is a cover photo of your book, free publicity extra money :money: :money:.  Any publicity is good publicity isn't that what writers say.  I'm sure your wife has already decided what she is going to spend the extra money on. :laugh:
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Re: Daily Mail article on Mail Order Brides Featuring the Russian Bride Guide
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2015, 07:51:31 AM »
Nice product placement, Manny. How did you wangle that?  ;D

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1192211/From-Russia-Without-love-How-thousands-lonely-British-men-ruthlessly-fleeced-Russian-email-brides-racket.html

The link above isn't working anymore. Has anyone saved the DailyMail article as PDF \ printscreen \ JPG file?
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Re: Daily Mail article on Mail Order Brides Featuring the Russian Bride Guide
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2015, 06:21:26 PM »
   I am not sure why I didn't comment on this years ago when it first was posted here. I personally know one of the guys mentioned in this article. I socialized with him dozens of times.

 
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''Another agency boss is Matt McCarthy, who moved here from Dublin, in 2004. His Mat-rimony.com offers 'romance tours' - £913 for ten days - which includes an apartment and introductions.


'Men think they're getting a nice letter from a young blonde but often it's really from me  - a 50-year-old bloke with a beer belly,' he admitted.''

  Paul Bracchi and Helen Croydone have got their information wrong. Matt is older than 50, and he is slim without a pot belly.  The last time I corresponded with him was about a year before this story was written, so it is possible he opened this agency. At the time he had quite an impressive portfolio in the apartment rental business. He is not an idiot, and I am quite sure he would never had said that he is the one writing the letters to the men. This would surely get back to him, and his business would be damaged.

 Perhaps they thought they were interviewing Matt when it could of been someone out to run his business into the ground.