When’s Daddy Coming Home?


Peter Margetts was a successful property developer in Dubai when the city-state’s economy collapsed sending his company into bankruptcy. Post-dated cheques he’d written to investors were worthless. Along with hundreds of other businessmen he was arrested under Dubai’s draconian cheque laws and thrown into Central Jail with a life sentence. Locked up with hardened criminals from all over the world he struggled to survive in a world of drug warlords and mafia bosses.
But Peter was no quitter and whilst making friends with gangsters, witnessing a murder and a firing-squad execution, he went on hunger strike to bring his plight to world attention. Peter’s case was even raised in the British Parliament.
Gripping and powerful, ‘When’s Daddy Coming Home?’ is also brutally funny and a painful insight into the Dubai few know… or talk about.

About the Authors:

Peter Margetts is a self-made millionaire who rose from humble, working-class roots to establish a property development company in Dubai. After almost nine years’ incarceration in Dubai Central Jail he is now free.
John Cookson is an award-winning journalist who began his career in Fleet Street and afterwards spent 30 years as a senior correspondent at Sky News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg Television, Euronews and African start-up Arise News. He is also a qualified lawyer.