Andy Pacino

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Sierra Leone: Deliver A Blow: The True SAS Story of Operation Barras

Andy's work has taken him all over the world and he has written on a variety of subjects, including ESL and ELT in education, martial arts and football. The initial draft of this book, titled First Man Through The Door, was banned by the Ministry of Defence after worries concerning national security. The original publishers decided the fight was not worth pursuing, and the rights reverted back to Andy. After a re-write, which removed all references to Vinnie Keane – the original first person voice narrative – the book was released on Kindle as an e-book, and is now available in paperback. In 2016, Andy opened the first privately owned art gallery in Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh. He currently represents a number of UK and Saudi artists, advises on art purchases, collections and installations. He also lectures on critical thinking in academic writing at a major Australian university campus in Dubai. Past work includes a number of art documentaries and a full length feature film.

I Was There When We Were Crap: A True story of (almost) blind passion

During the early years of Alex Ferguson's Manchester United career, the Scot came in for some unmerciful treatment from most of Manchester United's fan base. This story tells of Andy Pacino and his brothers' stoic belief in Ferguson and the relationship that grew between them, the manager and the club which is Manchester United. A foreword from the Britain's most successful ever manager tells of the respect and trust that grew between them and continues to this day.

Algunos Graciosos, Algunos No: A collection of poems

These are a few musings intended as an outlet to some of my innermost feelings. As the title suggests, not all are serious, and this is intentional. I often find that collections of poetry are similarly veined and there's little variety in the way of style or release from what are sometimes deeply moving words. As I found one or two of my works on the depressing side, I wanted something to lift spirits and lighten moods.

The Adventures of Kass & Dandy: A horsey tale of derring do

This the first children's book in a series from author, Andy Pacino. Here he investigates the love that horses have for each other and the brave lengths they will go to to help their friends out of tricky situations. The Adventures of Kass & Dandy will also help your children become more creative by using their imagination, as the second part of the book helps them write their own story and use colour to fill in the line drawings of the horstastic heroes. The third part of this fabulous book urges your child to use even more creativity, by writing and drawing their very own picture-story book.

Underground Gallery: The Birth of a Movement

This book documents the legendary and ground-breaking Underground Gallery, Saudi Araibia's sole, expat owned, invite only art exhibition. The proprieters' five-year-Dubai gallery plan became a sudden, three-week-Riyadh opening, and showcased some of the capital's most talented and undiscovered artists. Riyadh's art scene is still, even now, in the developmental stages, and the majority of galleries are either picture shops or vanity projects: attended by families and friends of artists (they tend to be not a great deal more than western foundation year students) who have been sponsored by rich parents, or pay to display artists, and don't have many other options open to them. The strength of Underground Gallery lay in the edginess of the artists exhibiting, these were the creatives who had little other opportunity than compound or dimpolmatic embassy openings, and with so few artistic contacts available to exhibition organisers, the same artists delivered the same "chocolate box lids" and were regurgitated over and over again. There was little else available to serious collectors or art lovers. Underground Gallery changed that. Sourced from 14 different countries and boasting equally as many different styles, Undergournd pushed boundaries and opened doors for otherwise unheard of talent. This book details the rise of the gallery and the exihibitors who created such a dynamic movement, and is due for release in January 2018.