The world of business has often been featured in stories, novels, TV shows, even films. Whether it’s finance (Wall Street, Working Girl) banking and business generally (The Brothers), advertising (Mad Men, Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin) the oil business (Dallas) and even cross-channel ferries (Triangle), the latest example being ‘Wired’ on ITV last month.
However, to date the day-to-day excitement of the licensing business has never been captured in fiction. That all changes this week, with the start of the serialisation of The Manhattan Affair.
Inspired by and researched via in-depth interviews with licensing practitioners in the UK and abroad, The Manhattan Affair is an entirely fictional account of a licensing professional who finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy involving suicide, organised crime, high-level corporate manipulation, desperate company bosses, ruthless villains, femmes fatales and a millionaire cleaning lady.
A new chapter will be posted each month for you to follow the action. There will also be a link to an official blog where you can post your own comments on the story as it develops. You can also post comments in the box below.