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11 Oak Street by Graham Cook

The true story of the abduction of a three-year-old child from Bristol, England to San Francisco, California and its appalling consequences.

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11 Oak Street is the true story of how the Queen's bankers, Coutts & Co, sent two cashiers cheques to the law firm of Urie Walsh in San Francisco with the wrong address on the envelope (11 Oak Street instead of 1111 Oak Street), setting off a chain of events that led to the abduction of a three-year-old child from Bristol, England, to San Francisco, California. It is a horrifying story of greed, ineptness, corruption, stupidity and wasted years as the father tries to seek justice and access to his son in the midst of a thirteen-year nightmare that even Kafka could not have thought up. If you want to read about the seven California lawyers involved in this story who either went to jail, were disbarred, or resigned with charges pending, and inept judges who broke all the rules or were disciplined, this is the book for you. This is a story that would never have happened if those concerned had fulfilled their duties correctly and not broken the law. If Graham Cook, the author, had known then what he knows now, there would have been no story and he would not have gone bankrupt, become homeless or, through the actions of his own brother, ended up in a California jail.


Graham Cook grew up as one of six children from an impoverished background. He left school at fifteen and undertook an apprenticeship as a Heating & Ventilation Engineer. Aged twenty-three he started and sold one successful large company after another to companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, each of which, based on the principles of ethics and quality that are his hallmark, made him a very wealthy man at a very early age. However, after accumulating such wealth, he made the worst decision of his life in pandering to the snob value of wanting and obtaining an account with Coutts & Co, where human error precipitated a chain of events which changed Graham Cooks life forever, ending in the abduction of his son and financial ruin.

After living in California for years, upon returning to the UK and needing to start a business career all over again, he is now the founder and owner of a successful company, building it up from nothing.

'11 Oak Street' is published by WRITERSWORLD and is produced entirely in the UK. It is available to order from most bookshops in the United Kingdom, and is also globally available via UK based Internet book retailers as well as discounts and free worldwide delivery at . Paperback ISBN 978-1-9041810-0-2   #9.99  Hardback ISBN  978-1-9041812-0-0 #14.99 Amazon Kindle #5.99. Book size: Press review copies are available.

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