John William Percy Fairclough

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Full Name - John William Percy Fairclough

Born - 1950

Born - Stockton-on-Tees Durham England

Occupation – Non-executive chairman

Languages - English and French

Nationality - British

Notable publications to date - Beyond Enkription, The Burlington Files published 2014 and various technical accounting, auditing and fraud prevention publications whilst working for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) published from 1975 to 1983 in the UK and the USA

Parents - Dr Richard Alan Fairclough (1915 – 1987) and Margaret Fairclough (1918 – 1995)

Brother - Peter Richard Stafford Fairclough (1948 – 1996)

Sister - Jane Margaret Jackson (1944 – 2014)

Spouse - Josefina Repancol Fairclough (1996 – present)

Children - Two, a daughter (born 1986) and son (born 1987)



All the information in this article is valid and accurate. Files, photographs, web-links and other forms of data are available to support that statement. However, for security and legal reasons certain data may only be released to prove the accuracy, validity and/or veracity of the information disclosed if subjected to confidentiality agreements which preclude the publication of their existence and have no limits in respect of claims for damages.


Bill Fairclough, full name John William Percy Fairclough, (born 31 August 1950) is the non-executive chairman of The Burlington Files Group and was the nominal author of The Burlington Files, the series of spy novels based on his life. In 1978 he founded Faire Sans Dire, a niche global intelligence and investigatory organisation.

Bill Fairclough started his career as a trainee accountant (or articled clerk) at Cooper Brothers (later to become Coopers & Lybrand and after that PricewaterhouseCoopers) and somewhat altruistically lived a double life from the early seventies. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Cooper Brothers he established and controlled Faire Sans Dire in the late seventies to provide a conduit whereby intelligence agencies involved mainly in law enforcement at that time could more easily work together. The goal was to help prevent the exponential spread of international organized crime.

After leaving Coopers & Lybrand in July 1983 Bill Fairclough continued to work in the international financial services industry until January 1999 while still retaining control of Faire Sans Dire. From 1999 he switched roles and Faire Sans Dire became his main occupation, albeit covertly until 2010 (Ref 1), while simultaneously taking on directorships (overtly and covertly) in various companies mainly in the financial services sector but also in property, healthcare and other industries.

In July 2009 Bill Fairclough was approached again to try to make some films loosely based on his experiences. At the time he was still running Faire Sans Dire and acting as a director for various property and finance companies. Through intermediaries he contacted two well-known film production companies to assess their appetite for making films comprising a pot pourri of unusual concepts and experiences based on his somewhat unconventional and maverick dual existence.

Despite all their initial enthusiasm, the negotiations with those companies’ executives came to nothing. Both film production companies advised Bill that he must first present his material in book and/or film script format. Sadly, his approach to one US corporation eventually landed on stony ground when MGM, which produced many of the James Bond films, filed for bankruptcy. (MGM has since recovered.) The other household name film production company approached was based in the UK but had a full production agenda for many years ahead.

Accordingly, on 5 March 2014 the first novel in The Burlington Files series, Beyond Enkription, was published on Amazon (worldwide) as a paperback and eBook and copyrighted by an English company, The Burlington Files Limited (Ref 2) of which Bill was ostensibly the majority shareholder at the time. The official date of publication marked the fiftieth anniversary of the opening chapter in Beyond Enkription and was “coincidentally” on purpose the same day as Bill Fairclough’s father’s birthday. In 2015 a hardcover version of Beyond Enkription was published by Dolman Scott.

Beyond Enkription was not written as and has never been marketed as a traditional novel because it was "written for film". The sole purposes of publication were to secure copyright and make it easy for those in the film industry to access it in a manner that suited them once they had been contacted via Faire Sans Dire. Accordingly, the book has to date not been a best-seller other than in obtuse ways in China and old Soviet bloc countries such as the Ukraine and Bulgaria. It is estimated that in aggregate over 60,000 copies were sold through illegitimate eBook libraries within a year or so of its publication on Kindle: so much for copyright!











Bill Fairclough had a brother and sister and was the youngest of three children. Both his siblings are now deceased. His elder brother Peter attended Keble College at Oxford University studying history and despite his frequent absences obtained a third-class degree which was more than his younger brother Bill achieved at university. Given Bill only attended university for 17 days that is hardly surprising!

Bill Fairclough’s father, the son of an ex-headmaster of Putney Grammar School, was an Oxford Scholar from Keble College where he obtained a first and a doctorate in chemistry. His parents met during the war when his father (ostensibly working for Imperial Chemical Industries - ICI) was working secretly on creating bombs to wipe out the Nazis’ industrial hinterland. Bill's parents married in Yarm in 1941.

After Bill's father, Richard Fairclough, retired from ICI he ran an antiquarian and second-hand book shop in Yarm during the late seventies and the eighties until his death in 1987. The book shop, which mainly exported antiquarian books to overseas libraries, was used in the eighties as a front for various intelligence and recruitment purposes by both his youngest son and some countries’ intelligence agencies.

When not gated (or being otherwise punished for unruly behaviour) at boarding school Bill Fairclough spent most of his childhood and early teens in the North East of England not far from the banks of the River Tees. As a child he lived in Billingham and then (in a vast white house once lived in by the poet Percy Shelley) in Norton by the “green” overlooking the duck pond. In his early teens he lived in Middleton St George and later in Yarm and rented flats near nightclubs he worked in or controlled during the late sixties near Stockton-on-Tees and Jesmond in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In his youth Bill Fairclough survived numerous life-threatening events such as serious accidents, severe illnesses and multiple car and boat crashes. On three successive holidays as a teenager his escapades included sinking a 35-foot pleasure cruiser in the River Trent; escaping from a flat burnt to ashes in Ealing; and being diagnosed with acute appendicitis while touring the mountainous regions surrounding Innsbruck. He also survived several attempted murders in his late teens and early twenties while involved in running night clubs and casinos. He lived life in the fast lane.

In 1971 he left the North East of England in a hurry, bound for Soho, London’s West End and a new job at Coopers in the City of London at their prestigious Head Office in Gutter Lane Cheapside. To his employers at Coopers it was understandable that anyone like Bill Fairclough would prefer to work in their large Head Office rather than their relatively small offices in Middlesbrough and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

He already had a reputation for spotting and uncovering fraud and malpractice which had not escaped the notice of some of Coopers' senior partners in London. However, according to Bill he had been moonlighting in night clubs and had to leave for his own safety after getting involved in gang warfare. He was receiving unwanted attention from protection racketeers (including allegedly corrupt police mainly in Newcastle and Sunderland) all along the North-East coast of England from Scarborough to Whitley Bay.

On arrival in the West End of London in 1971 he maintained a triple existence not only working for Coopers but also moonlighting in clubs and the music industry while unwittingly assisting the intelligence services (see covert professional life below). In the music industry he acted as an accountant for several promoters, agents, managers and artists while dabbling in the fun side of the business including co-managing some rock groups in Europe such as Ange and Little Bob Story. In the early seventies, the highlights of his involvement in the music industry included:

(1) helping produce a number one single for Ange while visiting Phonogram's recording studios in Paris;

(2) drumming with Keith Moon of the Who at the Roundhouse in London;

(3) performing on stage with George Melly at Ronnie Scotts in Soho;

(4) dressed in a pin stripe suit to provoke the audience, pretending to whip Stacia Blake (of the band Hawkwind) on stage at some of Hawkwind's concerts for which he was purportedly made an "honorary" Hells Angel; and

(5) hiring Wembley Stadium after reaching an oral agreement with Colonel Tom Parker for a weekend performance by Elvis Presley which never happened as Elvis decided he didn't want to perform overseas at the time!

He turned down various offers in the early seventies to manage some very well-known UK and American rock bands as he found working with the intelligence services more exciting and to his liking as a moonlighting "pastime". He even turned down a request in the eighties to become the non-executive chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

From the mid-seventies until the mid-nineties Bill Fairclough spent much time working overseas. He was based in Nassau Bahamas and the Americas on and off up until the mid-eighties. Bill continued to face many near-death experiences on land, water and in the air. He suffered from a toxic variety of life threatening illnesses including a few attempted poisonings. He also survived several other attempts on his life by those who would have preferred that his investigatory talents weren’t covertly locked onto their criminal empires.

Bill Fairclough was married in 1983 and by 1987 his wife had two children. After a separation lasting six years their marriage ended in divorce in 1995. He remarried in August 1996.

In February 1996 his brother was reported to have allegedly committed suicide prior to a planned move down South from Yarm.


Bill Fairclough attended Red House School in Norton Stockton-on-Tees and then obtained a full fee-paying scholarship to St Peter’s School York. He was nearly expelled from Red House School on more than one occasion for his rebellious behaviour. However, once safely ensconced as a scholar at St Peter's School York he was safe from expulsion as the expulsion of any scholar was not only unprecedented but in any event, it would have reflected badly on those who awarded it.

St Peter's School York is one of the oldest schools in the world having been founded in 627AD by Saint Paulinus. Bill was far removed from being a saint! Mind you, neither was John Johnson ("JJ"), better known as Guy Fawkes, one of its former pupils. As noted in The Burlington Files, JJ was the first pseudonym attributed to Bill whilst being used as an intelligence asset in London: the intelligence agencies knew a little about history.

In his last term at York, Bill Fairclough took the Oxford scholarship entry exam with a view to following in his father's scholarly footsteps at Keble College. Bill was assured through his father (by a very close friend and fellow scholar at Keble, one Douglas Price) that he had done exceedingly well in the exam and was unquestionably on course to obtain a scholarship in English literature at Keble College having apparently excelled all the others taking the scholarship exams. (Douglas Price devoted most of his life to Keble College which has a prestigious society named after him.)

Accordingly, Bill attended an interview at Oxford University somewhat unusually with Douglas Price in attendance. They had met before at Bill's father's houses on many occasions. However, he was not only refused a scholarship but also refused entry to Keble College. Even his brother's position had become precarious, but Peter managed to remain at Keble on the proviso that he relinquished his rooms there which he did.

Bill had been turned down for egregious misbehaviour after a party that had lasted long into the night which was attended by him and his brother. Bill’s night out ended unceremoniously only a few hours before the interview. Consequently, he was immediately suspended from school. He left for Soho rather than return North and later went to the University of East Anglia instead of Oxford University as planned.

From September 1967 until July 1968 Bill spent only seventeen days at East Anglia University in Norwich preferring the “University of Life” in Central London and Newcastle-upon-Tyne working in and running night clubs and casinos. Even so, he passed his first-year exams at Norwich with flying colours (obtaining the equivalent of a first) and then left prematurely without notice.

Bill Fairclough also attended Newcastle Polytechnic to study accountancy after being articled to a partner at Cooper Brothers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He obtained top marks in many of the exams including several "100%" marks on his papers. He qualified first time as a Chartered Accountant in 1974. In 1980 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In 1994 he became a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments. In 1995 he became a life member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. In January 2016, after over 40 years as a qualified Chartered Accountant, Bill resigned from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

From the late eighties at various times Bill Fairclough was registered with the UK and other financial and banking regulatory bodies to be a director of businesses operating in the financial services sector. Since then many of them have changed their names. In the UK those authorities included the SFA, IMRO, the PIA, the FSA (via the ICAEW) and the Bank of England which now comes under the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority. In the USA he was similarly licensed by the SEC; in Japan by the Ministry of Finance; and in Hong Kong by their SEC.

Bill was also a member of the Anti-Corruption Research Network at Transparency International for many years while leading Faire Sans Dire once it had gone public.


Bill Fairclough worked at Coopers & Lybrand (or Cooper Brothers) from 1969 to 1983. While working in Coopers’ Technical Department he wrote (with others) the firm’s Manual of Auditing, several UK statements of standard accounting practice (SSAPs) and other publications (e.g. on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related anti-boycott legislation). Later, when a manager, he became the first Secretary to Coopers’ International Executive Committee reporting to the International Firm’s CEO, the first of whom was Sir Brandon Gough.

At Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) Bill Fairclough was also involved in investigating major frauds and malpractice. From the mid-seventies he was based in either the UK or Nassau and worked extensively in Europe, the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America.

In 1983 Bill Fairclough was hired by Citigroup based in the Strand London and became the deputy CFO for Citibank’s Europe, Middle East, Far East & Africa operations which at the time held more assets than the UK’s Lloyds and Midland global banking groups combined.

Apart from carrying out normal accounting responsibilities when at Citigroup, Bill Fairclough investigated alleged breaches of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related anti-boycott legislation in the Middle East. He also had a mandate from the Group's chief financial officer (Tom Jones) based in Wall Street to investigate suspected politically sensitive frauds and other misdemeanours in all the areas Citigroup operated in excluding North America.

Citigroup now calls itself "Citi" and remains one of the largest banks in the world. Bill parted company with Citigroup pursuant to conducting a series of covert investigations which had global consequences for Citigroup. It ended up paying out unprecedented fines (including penalties to large numbers of tax authorities) and its global management structure was completely overhauled at the behest of regulators.

In 1986 Bill Fairclough joined the Barclays Bank Group. He worked his way up the ladder at Barclays becoming a director of Mercantile Credit, Ebbgate Holdings (BZW now Barclays Investment Bank), Barclays Stockbrokers, Barclays Financial Services, Barclays Holdings (now Barclays Directors) and many other Barclays Group companies including Barclays Bank Trust Company (Ref 3). In addition, he had responsibilities for other parts of the Barclays Group such as Barclays Global Investors.

In 1995 Bill re-joined Barclays after a quasi-secondment to Reuters when one part of BZW he was operations director for was sold to the Reuters Group and later to NASDAQ. At Reuters Bill had been a director of many companies including a founding director of Instinet Holdings whose subsidiaries had later been sold to NASDAQ.

While at Barclays (including when Bill was seconded to Reuters) he was mainly based in London but also worked out of New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. During this period of his career he worked in many countries in Europe, the Far East and the Americas.

Please note that although Bill Fairclough held many senior board positions at Barclays those were all held long before Barclays became embroiled in mis-selling, interest/exchange rate fixing and other scandals. Those parts of the Barclays Group which were later to become centres of duplicity and dishonesty many years after Bill left the Barclays Group in 1999 never directly fell under his direct chain of command in his later years at Barclays.

At Barclays Bill Fairclough was responsible for several disinvestments such as the sale of Mercantile Credit to GE Capital days after its head office at Churchill Plaza in Basingstoke had almost been burnt to the ground (Ref 12) in what was suspected arson and indeed investigated as having possibly been a terrorist attack. The fire was put down to an electrical fault but those investigating were more concerned with how the electrical fault occurred than how the fire started. Bill was also responsible for several divestments and acquisitions (e.g. the purchase of Fidelity Brokerage).

Since 2000 after leaving Barclays, Bill Fairclough has been a director of several companies involved in activities other than the provision of financial services. He also ran his own regulated forensic accountancy practice. In 2010 his involvement with Faire Sans Dire became public knowledge after he opened the organisation’s first website.

To date, after more than four decades, there has been only one investigation Faire Sans Dire was involved in where Bill Fairclough’s or Faire Sans Dire’s name entered the public domain. That one related to The Money Portal plc (Ref 4). Various legal actions took place relating to investigations conducted by Bill who was also The Money Portal’s finance director (Ref 3) at the time which hit the front pages of some of the UK press at the time.

In 2005 Bill Fairclough failed to get the case brought against him summarily struck off by Mr Justice Forbes (of fame for presiding over the Harold Shipman serial murders trial) (Ref 5). The case was primarily sponsored by one of the company's founding directors who in 2006 was disqualified from acting as a director for ten years and later bankrupted in and extradited from Australia and imprisoned until his trial in England in respect of criminal charges brought against him by the Serious Fraud Office.

Mr Justice Forbes argued that Bill Fairclough's strike-out case was so exceptional (e.g. it included a solicitor who confessed to destroying a company computer with a hammer and garden shears) that it should go to a full trial and Justice Forbes said The Money Portal had only just “squeaked home” (Ref 5). It is of note that Mr Justice Forbes was not normally a judge in commercial cases. Furthermore, he had apparently made it known that he was close to retirement at the time with an unblemished record of never having had any of his judgements appealed which he was presumably proud of and no doubt wanted to retain his flawless reputation.

Not only this strike-out case but the ensuing linked trials involving people connected with Faire Sans Dire's investigations were not exactly good advertisements for the quality of British justice or the Serious Fraud Office's investigatory capabilities. Furthermore, had the case gone to trial a few of the plaintiff's directors and legal representatives might have been astonished to discover that the case hinged on various overseas matters that they appeared to have overlooked in the strike out case.

Immediately after the strike out hearing in October 2005 The Money Portal tried to reach a settlement with Bill Fairclough because they did not wish the case to proceed to full trial. It was not until July 2006 that Bill Fairclough and The Money Portal’s Chairman (Richard Hambros of the Hambros Bank dynasty) reached an out of court settlement to Fairclough’s satisfaction (Ref 6). By that time the founding director referred to earlier had admitted to some of his previous misdemeanours which had been the subject of investigations led by Bill Fairclough.

Within days of the settlement, Bill was rehired by The Money Portal to undertake more covert investigatory work for them. Not long thereafter one of their founding directors was bankrupted in and extradited from Australia and imprisoned until his trial in England in respect of criminal charges brought against him by the Serious Fraud Office.


To the extent considered legally acceptable and unlikely to harm any person Bill Fairclough's covert life is explained between the lines of The Burlington Files in which the character and adventures of the main protagonist, one Edward Burlington, are based on Bill, his life and his experiences. To date only the first novel, Beyond Enkription, in The Burlington Files series of six novels has been published though.

In the seventies (and later) Bill Fairclough worked with Alan Pemberton CVO MBE (Ref 7) and Barrie Parkes MBE (Ref 8) to covertly help combat corruption and Fairclough’s skills and experience were used to investigate some extraordinary international frauds and diplomatic misdemeanours. In 1978 Bill formed Faire Sans Dire which means to do without speaking. It was his family’s motto and incorporated in its crest of arms.

The organisation was established to provide a conduit such that intelligence agencies involved mainly in law enforcement could liaise with one another more easily to help tackle and reduce international organized crime. The rationale for that was during the Cold War those on both "sides" wanted to put a stop to certain types of organised criminal activities but were prevented from liaising one with another for that purpose for political reasons.

Faire Sans Dire bridged the gap by providing anonymity to those who wished to halt heinous crimes such as people and drug trafficking across borders by those taking advantage of the uncooperative stances taken by the authorities who were at "cold war" with one another politically speaking.

Those who worked for or with Faire Sans Dire were not only from intelligence backgrounds but also included senior retired police officers, lawyers, accountants and retired members of elite military units such as the SAS, SBS and their equivalents from other countries' special forces. Since its establishment in 1978 Faire Sans Dire amassed a global network comprising many associates around the world whether individuals, firms, organisations or corporate and other bodies.

Furthermore, since 1978 Faire Sans Dire has carried out thousands of assignments and investigations for clients in over 120 countries. Faire Sans Dire has operated under many guises but a company called Faire Sans Dire Limited (Ref 9) has existed from time to time when required to act formally on behalf of the Faire Sans Dire organisation. Faire Sans Dire remains a niche intelligence led security and investigatory organisation with global reach and provides a variety of risk management and intelligence gathering services with an increasing focus on cyberspace services.

Much of Faire Sans Dire’s work has been carried out on a pro-bono basis. From its inception until recently Bill Fairclough has been the owner of Faire Sans Dire, the legal structure of which has changed from time to time. He normally used to act either as its executive or non-executive chairman.

Obviously, Bill Fairclough's activities while running Faire Sans Dire cannot be divulged other than to the extent they have been covered in the "fictional" Burlington Files series of which Bill Fairclough was the nominal author. Indeed, all those activities except for a small part of one assignment are not publicly associated with Bill or Faire Sans Dire albeit many of them were headlines in their day.

Other than as disclosed in The Burlington Files series, Bill Fairclough’s and Faire Sans Dire’s involvement in assignments shall remain forever confidential as has been the case during the last four decades or so. Interestingly, much of the information in the public domain concerning Bill Fairclough's investigations into The Money Portal scandal (the only “leaked” assignment) has never been put into its proper international perspective. It is unlikely that it will ever be explained in full for legal reasons but what appears in the press is as far removed from the truth as Donald Trump’s perception of himself!

Since 2018 Faire Sans Dire has reverted to operating covertly and its website has simply been preserved for posterity because of the historical importance of Faire Sans Dire within The Burlington Files series. The intellectual property rights relating to belong to The Burlington Files Limited. Faire Sans Dire has indeed gone back quietly into the night.


Bill Fairclough started writing The Burlington Files in 1975. However, it was only in 2009 that work on the project began in earnest. The Burlington Files series is based on Bill Fairclough’s experiences running a double or triple life including the activities undertaken by Faire Sans Dire. The intellectual property rights of The Burlington Files are vested in an English company, The Burlington Files Limited and its subsidiary companies (Ref 10).

Beyond Enkription is the first stand-alone novel in the series to be published (Ref 11). At circa 180,000 words it is believed to be the longest spy novel published in the 21st century or was so at the time of publication. It took circa 10,000 hours to write and research. For most people working in the UK that is equivalent to more than five years’ work and that is for just one book in the series. Part of the core plot in Beyond Enkription is centred on the misspelling of “encryption”.

There are expected to be six novels in the series. Beyond Dekription, the second novel, has been drafted and is undergoing a review and editing prior to its publication. The other novels are at varying stages of production. All the novels were written in such a way that they could more easily be converted to become the bases for either full length feature films and/or television series. Bill called them novelogs and they are not dissimilar to grown up versions of Anne Frank’s diaries.

In summary, The Burlington Files is a series of unusual espionage novels based mainly on the life of Bill Fairclough and loosely on the lives of his family and his colleagues. Many of them worked for decades as governmental employees or assets or employees of intelligence agencies such as the CIA or MI6 (and indeed privately for Faire Sans Dire itself). The action and plots rapidly spread across the globe as time passes. The series covers a chain of interconnected plots (and family life) running from the Second World War through to the Edward Snowden era.

Beyond Enkription is a stand-alone novel in its own right.


Beyond Enkription is set in 1974 in the heart of the disco fevered seventies, the Cold War and the escalating Irish Troubles in the purportedly united British Isles. Roger and Sara Burlington have been involved in espionage since 1939. While Roger is still a member of the Joint Intelligence Committee, Sara’s address book appears to be more like a Who’s Who of NATO’s intelligence services than a housewife’s little black book. Both Roger and Sara desperately wanted their sons, Hugh and Edward, to follow in their footsteps but things didn’t go to plan given Edward’s rebellious nature.

Consequently, Edward unwittingly ends up working as an MI6 asset. Early in 1974 he is nearly killed not once, but four times. Indirectly it is all MI6’s fault ... so far as his parents are concerned. Sara decides someone high up in MI6 must pay and persuades Roger to exact revenge. Meanwhile Edward is sent to supposed safety from London town to Nassau in the Bahamas to continue his career as an accountant.

However, the CIA has a representative on the Joint Intelligence Committee and is therefore already aware of Edward’s exploits and capabilities. They turn him into their asset within 48 hours of his landing in Nassau. Meanwhile Hugh’s involvement with MI6 becomes increasingly intriguing as the entangled plots and layered webs of deceit, betrayal and revenge reverberate across the world and throughout the Burlington family and their trusted supporters.


1. Intelligence Online

2. The Burlington Files Limited

3. Bill Fairclough recent past directorships

4. The Money Portal scandal and disclosure of Fairclough’s investigatory role is revealed in the public domain

5. The Money Portal strike out attempt by Fairclough

6. Settlement arrangements between Fairclough and The Money Portal plc

7. Yeoman of the Guard and No. 112 at

8. Faire Sans Dire and

9. Faire Sans Dire Limited

10. The Burlington Files Limited has two subsidiary companies, Enkription Limited and Dekription Limited; and

11. Beyond Enkription ISBN: 1497314186 and ISBN 13: 9781497314184; Library of Congress Control Number: 2014906166; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform North Charleston South Carolina USA; and ISBN: 978-1-909204-72-0 Dolman Scott 1 High Street Thatcham Berkshire RG19 3JG England

12. Bill Fairclough's role in managing the recovery of Mercantile Credit after the fire was the subject of an article in Accountancy (Institute of Chartered Accountants' official magazine) July 1991 -

13. Addresses and places Bill Fairclough lived in or operated from for protracted periods in England (excluding those not disclosed for reasons of confidentiality) included:

(a) In Northumberland and County Durham: 4 Bank Road Billingham; The White House Norton Green Stockton-on-Tees; 13 Castle Close Middleton St George Darlington; and several locations in Portrack (Stockton-on-Tees); Middlesbrough; and Jesmond (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

(b) In Central London: 13 Montagu Square W1; 4 Quebec Mews W1; 65 Harley Street W1; 17 Draycott Avenue SW3; 51 Thurloe Square SW7; 124 Regents Park Road Primrose Hill NW1; 21 Rosslyn Hill Hampstead NW3; 238 Randolph Avenue W9; 5 Hamilton Place W1; 107 Sussex Gardens W2 and several locations in the City of London

(c) In Surrey: several locations in Epsom; Sutton; Weybridge; Cheam; and Wallington


There are literally tens of thousands of interesting web-links to Bill Fairclough and his past personal and/or business activities as explained in

However, ignoring those web-links set out in the "REFERENCES" section above, some that may be of interest include the following:

Beyond Enkription and all other Amazon websites plus most reputable bookshops worldwide

Bill Fairclough in Wikipedia



Book Reviews (Click "Endorsements") which contains links to most other reviews

Companies House although please note that Bill Fairclough's directorships in his early life are not included in the computerized records currently accessible by Companies House searches

Facebook and

LinkedIn,, and

London Espionage Tours

News @ Faire Sans Dire

News @ The Burlington Files



Secret Tours

Social Links


The Panama Papers

Twitter & Faire Sans Dire

Twitter & The Burlington Files

Wikipedia & "ISBN 978-1909204720"

Wikipedia & "Beyond Enkription"

Wikipedia & "The Burlington Files"



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On 5 Aug 2015 at 04:51 GMT Bill Fairclough wrote:

For those of you reading this comment it is of note that WikiTree has inadvertently created yet another amalgam of my name in my public profile: "Mr Bill W. Fairclough". As noted in my biography my full name is "John William Percy Fairclough FCA MCSI MCT" but most refer to me simply as Bill Fairclough (or worse)! All this just goes to show that when you are investigating someone (as we at Faire Sans Dire do regularly) you will be surprised at how many different ways an individual can be named. The largest number of pseudonyms we ever uncovered for one (Canadian) person was about 60 and the largest number of intentional misspellings of a (Russian) name was 36. Unlike me, those concerned were trying to conceal their identities from their creditors and law enforcement authorities but failed.

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