Simon Astaire is an author, agent, and media advisor. His first novel, PRIVATE PRIVILEGE, was published Fall 2008 by Quartet Books and became a best seller. The story is a rites of passage through the eyes of a public school boy. The sequel 'AND YOU ARE...?' was published the following year . It is set in Hollywood, Las Vegas and London. His third novel, MR COLES was published in May 2011. It takes place in an English Prep School and follows the tortured life of one of its masters. It was described in one review as' illuminating the dark alleys of the human condition.' His fourth novel , 'THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH' is due for publication in April 2013. The story is set on December 21, 1988; the day of the Lockerbie disaster.