First, from a person claiming to be his son:
I can back this person up 100% as this is an Immidiate family member on the Elkington side and i am the estranged son in question. David Elkington or Paul – as he is legally known, well the truth is that as far as i know the man only achieved 3 GCSE’s and is not qualified at anything. He has never, ever, paid child support as apparently he is on an Incapacity Benefit that the Child Support Agency cannot touch! – I have evidence! .Surely if he is working on this on a pure voluntary basis (source: official press release), then how is he earning money? When i briefly contacted him 3 years back, he and Jennifer Solignac gave me roughly 6 hours of their time and dismissed me followed up by nasty distasteful emails and letters. For many years he denied being my father until we had a DNA test conducted (when i was about 7).
As a very level headed person and A level English and Media Studies student i am generally concerned with the situation unfolding in International Media. Personally i am very sceptical and believe these to be forgeries and a PR stunt for his book The Lead Codices that was meant to be published in May. – apparently this book is to soon be published but under a different name: Divine Revelation. A PR stunt perhaps – who knows? I am extremely concerned with the event unfolding as he could be getting himself in serious trouble.
Embarrasment is not a big enough word to express how i have been feeling over the past week. PS Dad: I achieved 12 GCSE’s last year.
From an anon,
Dear Telegraph and Olga Craig. This couple are BOGUS.When this couple,David/Paul and Dame Jennifer Solignac de Compte Elkington are about to be found out they run for cover like Bonny and Clyde. They always have. I can see that they are great figures of fun for the Telegraph Tabloid, but in real life they are two poor, wretched,sick individuals who have been very harmful to those who have been taken in by them in the past.
Olga, like myself and so many others you have been DUPED. You’ll kick yourself one day for ever heving fallen for this shameful charade.
Perhap’s they are leading the ‘Life of O’Reilly’ (also the title of a tasteless novel David Elkington wrote about god being born in Ireland) but those who have had the misfortune to have been deceived by them still bear the scars. Olga, if you really want a story you don’t need to send journalists in search of it , and if you are in need of a few bob yourself I would advise you to buy the rights to the film.
Edward you are a brave young man.My heart goes out to you and your Mother,and please remember that those who know the truth about these things will stand by you. Congratulations on your 12 GCSE’s.
And, Oliver Dear,
The Elkingtons’ story is far more fantastic than it seems and so it is a pity that fact-checking was not uppermost in reporter’s or Literary Agents minds – as they are certainly guilty of misrepresenting them then and even now. A truly fascinating if lamentable story has been missed – hopefully not for long – as they continue to discredit themselves and others.
The “dodgy duo”, as they are sometimes known by former intimates, have been in hiding from creditors, family members, Wiltshire police and other officials for several years now – as could be easily proved by any investigative reporter worth his salt.
Interviewing former friends, collaborators and neighbours, or mere comparison of online CV’s, would reveal Paul (aka David) Elkington to be someone who has claimed to be a Hollywood Film Director and/or Producer, Maori Prince, Carthusian Monk, Druid, a free-thinking author, Consultant to the European Parliament on “Sonic Resonance”, prominent Mason, holder of an African tribe’s sacred “seeing -stone”, consultant on Chinese Trade, PR consultant, confident of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, holder of a PHD or Professorial chair at a Californian University, as well as self-styled expert of comparative religions, the occult and ancient languages. Quite an achievement for one whose further education was an incomplete course in graphic design at Corsham College of Art & Design. There seems to be some suggestion that he left under a cloud of suspicion then having submitted others’ work as his own.
Coupled to their penchant for writing threatening letters on “borrowed” solicitor’s notepaper, or harassing former friends and elderly ladies so that a restraining order had to be placed on them, their characters are far more rabid Walter Mitty than heroic Indiana Jones.
As regards his consort, she has an equal ability to shape-shift as she sometimes styled herself a PR or Literary agent, writer, or “Dame” Jennifer le Compte…the title is not aristocratic but an honorary one conferred by a Scottish Neo-Templar ( Freemason) dining club which has more chiefs than indians: Here they all dress up in gorgeous robes and call one another by bogus titles. Her latest reincarntion, unsurpringly, is as an Art Historian.
The Elkington’s generally hide from what they call “vicious” criticism and have frequently claimed persecution by “dark forces” in governments who wish to keep their discoveries hidden. They have already claimed that the CIA, Mossad and MI5 are out to discredit them. One can be sure that the Telegraph and BBC Radio 4 did not find them, but that it was the other way round as they have a new book to tout.
As Dr Thronemann has demonstrated online recently, any real expert opinion on these fake codices has been ignored by them for years. One can only expect such informed comment to be parlayed into a “hidden code” which only they, and those dumb enough to buy book, will be unable to unravel.
But most worrying is that as long as they are at large people who have righteously protested about their behavior remain targets for their malice. Watch yourselves!