Early Reviews

This is a stand-out!
This book has it all! One moment a relaxing sofa read, the next I was on an emotional rollercoaster. Royal Air Force and English gentry life insight, adventure, mischiefs, and a tender love story that hides nothing. I mean absolutely nothing!! I was in this young man’s world from the start, as I laughed and cried along the road of his incredible journey. This is a stand-out!
- Amazon Customer
Captivating and Mind-blowing
An utterly captivating book that immerses you in the extraordinary journey of its protagonist. From the thrilling highs to the devastating lows, this story is a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Dyslectic or not, the author's storytelling prowess shines through as he navigates the complexities of life's unpredictable twists, leaving readers profoundly moved and inspired.
- Peter Alston
Daring, Erotic, and Endlessly Entertaining
I was taken aback by this story of a young upper class British boy, his close relationship with his mother, grandfather, and even his gun dog. Then an unexpected and enticing sexual emancipation with an irresistible woman, and some heart-breaking experiences along the way. All part of him attaining his manhood and a glistening career in the RAF. A book that is daring, erotic, uncomfortable at times, endlessly entertaining, and all wrapped up into one amazing story based on the life of the author.
- Arthur Wiley
An incredible journey, an exceptional book
What an incredible journey. What an exceptional book. For anyone who may have thought that Fifty Shades was something special, this trumps it, not least because it is based on a true story. I can't wait for the sequel.
- Jennifer Kilcare
Gripping from the start
Gripping from the start. A story that takes you through the early years of a young privileged English boy, on his journey from boyhood to man. Our character experience’s every young boy’s dream of sexual intrigue with a seductive woman, to becoming an extremely competent RAF combat pilot. Tragedy, heartbreak, and setbacks, as some hard life lessons are delivered without restraint. The best part is that it’s all based on a true story.
- Kevin Thompson
Full of Excitement, Emotions, Romance, Adventure and Thrill.
What a fantastic story full of excitement, emotions, romance, adventure and thrill. Truly recommend this book for everyone to read. I found the book also very inspirational when looking at life from various angles. Kept me on the edge at all times, in a good way! A must read.
- Saija Fearn
A Riveting Tale of Triumph and Tragedy
The Rude Beginning is a truly remarkable and gripping story that took me on an emotional rollercoaster through the incredible early life journey of its main character Charles Featherstone. A combat helicopter pilot and polo player, this poignant true story is a masterclass in resilience and human spirit, leaving readers both inspired and heartbroken. Is this what sets him up to become a tech mogul in the sequel?
- W Reuvers
An Unforgettable Journey
The Rude Beginning is an absolute gem of a book! Based on an incredible true story that takes you through the exhilarating highs and heart-wrenching lows of Charles. He brilliantly captures the essence of human resilience, making this a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration. And it is a super-fun read!
- Gina Rivers
A standout for me
I really liked his way of expressing things, and I could almost feel his emotions throughout. This will certainly make quite the splash in the reader-verse and make the literary world sit up. Very enjoyable, and so much more insightful than any of the usual British media I read/watch. That really makes this a standout for me!
- Ronda Thames
A riveting, racy tale in the world of country estates, polo and power
Born to privilege and destined for success. One man's story. A riveting tale of the bonds of friendship and a love forbidden. A racy coming of age, played out in the rarefied world of country estates, polo and power. Yet this is not a tale. Based on a true story, it is a glimpse into the early years that were to shape an incredible destiny.
- Lisa Wildes
An Eruption of Emotions
Never have I read anything that has brought out such emotion in me as this book has. What seemed to be a comfortable slow burner suddenly erupted into something that was anything but that. And the sex? Well, all I can say about that is … F#@k.
What an early life! I can't wait for what happens next.

- Lucy Foxcroft
Honest, Exciting, Heartbreaking Autobiography
He gave credit to his editor Debra Hartmann, for drawing the story out of him. Unusual in his English circles. So, I will too. Well done for delivering the most honest, exciting, heartbreaking creative autobiography I have ever read. Dyslexic or not, what a storyteller. I couldn't put it down. When is the sequel please?
- Sandra Plumstead

Book One of The Rude Chronicles

Full of shocking truths never before shared with the public, The Rude Beginning is a unique, compelling story based on the life of privileged British heir Edward Charles Featherstone up until the age of twenty-six that will move and inspire you like few others.

This gripping tale of passion and power, lust and lessons learned, conquests and catastrophe, details how Charles always pushed himself to the limit and achieved every goal, sporting accolade, and romance he pursued.

But the higher the rise, the further the fall...

Digital and print versions of The Rude Beginning include a Click or Scan feature that allows readers to listen to songs accompanying key scenes to really bring the story to life in an inimitable way.

Throughout his life, the author has become well acquainted with Spinal Cord and Neurological injuries, as you will discover in this first book.

This is part of the reason why a percentage of profits from all sales of The Rude Beginning will go directly to the H2Z Foundation, which is dedicated to all those who suffer permanent, debilitating consequences of a Spinal Cord or Neurological injury.

About the Author

Edward Charles Featherstone is a pseudonym for a hugely successful international entrepreneur.

Having grown up amongst immense privilege in the bucolic English countryside, he went on to enjoy an unrivalled education, both academically and sexually. The lessons he learnt from these teachers would guide him throughout the rest of his life, as he triumphed with women, on the polo field, as a combat helicopter pilot, and later in business, before it literally came crashing down.

He lives in London and spends significant time in the English countryside still doing the things he loves most, now with his young son.

The Series

The Rude Beginning is the first of two books that comprise the memoirs of international entrepreneur and British heir, Edward Charles Featherstone. The sequel, The Rude Awakening, scheduled to be released in the summer, bring readers through an inspiring journey of triumph and tragedy.

A unique aspect of this two-part memoir is that both books of the duology will be published in three versions. R Rated, PG, and YA. The R rated unabridged book is for adult readers who would prefer the complete story. For readers who prefer not to read explicit sexual content, the PG version is for them. The YA duology is thoroughly revised to be appropriate for young adults above the age of 12, with the goal of teaching them some life lessons and inspiring them in their growing up years.

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