Due to our lack of progress in 2015, we halted our attempts to decipher the 1990 book 'Rocking the Boat'. We knew that this was a semi-autobiographical work which had been written in the manner of a Roman à clef novel in which real people or events appear with invented names and locations. But what we could not find was the 'key' to unlocking its real life details which had been overlaid with a façade of fiction.
There were many unanswered questions which had been raised about the original purpose and financing of 'Radio Caroline' in 1964, and while details about other stations had been made available, even though some of those details were themselves incomplete, they were discoverable. Not so with the story of 'Radio Caroline'.
So in order to cover-up this missing piece of information, an elaborate tale was invented that swirled around a fictitious biography of a young Irishman named Ronan O'Rahilly. To spread that fiction afar, the persons of Christopher Moore and Ian Cowper Ross were employed by the string-pullers behind the scenes of their puppet's mouth.
The focus point of this mythology was a meeting in the Kenya coffee bar on King's Road in Chelsea. That led to a car drive to Hindhead in Surrey to see the father of Ian Cowper Ross - at least, that is what the revised version of this story claimed.
Initially, the characters named in the book were a different trio, and it was that fictitious trio who first went to the Kenya coffee shop, and then to Hindhead to see a man named "Jim Shaw". That is the foundation of the mythology spread by Keith Skues; Ray Clark and Paul Rusling. All three of them have bought hook, line and sinker, the mythological trio invented by Ian Cowper Ross, and all three: Skues; Clark and Rusling have attempted to then turn the real person of Charles Edward Ross, into the fictitious character of "Jimmy Ross".
It should be noted here that the person of "Jimmy Ross" does not appear as a character by that name in the book written by Ian Cowper Ross!
So we have a novel and a "second edition" of that novel, not written by Ian Cowper Ross, but by Keith Skues, Ray Clark and Paul Rusling! By revealing their deception we have incurred the wrath of their devoted followers who do not like the true story being uncovered. It is not an easy task because so much time has elapsed and the "Jimmy" myth is now so well implanted.
In 2015 we abandoned our attempt to unravel this mess when we encountered another deception in a book called 'Radio Man'. That book took us on another journey of several years where we attempted to find the true story. We succeeded, but then it left those facts or pieces of the 'Caroline' jigsaw puzzle hanging in abeyance while we tried to reconcile them with the true story about "Jimmy Ross", as Skues and Rusling began to call him in their works of deception.
Recently we undertook another go at finding the keys to unlocking the novel by Ian Cowper Ross, and this time we found them in the real life documented fragments of contemporary accounts about the lives of his parents; step-mother; grandparents and aristocratic in-laws. But we are by no means ready to assemble and publish our discoveries, because there a few more major pieces to locate, although this time we know precisely what it is that we are looking for!