Paul Rusling's book begins with this paragraph:
"To those who've ever been involved with Radio Caroline, it can be infuriating to read some of the mythical stories and far-fetched fantasies, apocryphal misrepresentations or just complete works of fiction about the station."
Paul Rusling then makes the following promise to his readers:
"This book adheres to authenticated aspects of the story of Caroline. It's a story of intrigue and mystery, one that Caroline team [sic] have had to deliberately mask in places to protect those who didn't want their identities , nor the reasons for the radio station, to be exposed."
Then Paul Rusling makes a claim which not only lacks grammatical sense, it also contradicts his earlier claim about writing an authentic story:
"In Caroline's first three phases, (at sea, from 1964 to 1991) staff often had to act covertly" [sic]
A reader might well ask: "What three phases?" None are given, but a strange bit of information then follows in parenthesis: "at sea, from 1964 to 1991".
However, Radio Caroline had a very short life from 1964 to 1967, and its original ship-base known as the mv Fredericia and later renamed Caroline, was then scrapped.
Clearly the author begins with deceit because this is not a book about Radio Caroline (1964-1967), but a rambling recital of all manner of undertakings that called themselves 'Radio Caroline'.
At the close of his introduction the author writes:
" There are several different versions of the story of how Radio Caroline started, the who, where and when details are often confused, and sometimes it's been done deliberately. The story unfolded here is as close to the truth as possible and is based on the corroborated word [sic] of those who were actually there."
Since Paul Rusling, the author, began his shambolic essay with a lie about how long Radio Caroline existed, he used another lie to back up his first lie.
This story is not anywhere close to being "the truth", as you will learn during the course of this book review.