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Book deal for dragon hoax author
An author who was so desperate to get his book published that he staged a hoax involving a baby dragon has won a lucrative publishing contract.
After numerous rejections Allistair Mitchell concocted a tale that a dragon had been found in a garage last year.
He said: "I created the hoax in order to attract potential readers."
Mr Mitchell, based in Oxford, has now signed an book deal with Waterstone's for his book Unearthly History, a thriller featuring a dragon.
Writing under the pen name PR Moredun, Mr Mitchell concocted the tall tale which emerged in the media in January. more
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