He doesn't want to write his life story but here's the potted version.
1942 - Born in Manchester during the war and sent back to Sligo on the west coast of Ireland, where he was supposed to have arrived. The 2nd World War had started properly, shooting and stuff, so his mum said he should get out of the way of the Luftwaffe and their noisy bombs.
That picture in the header above was the place where he grew up. Much more peaceful.
1947 - Education called and he arrived back in Manchester where patient teachers tried to fill his empty head with the stuff that should get him some work when he grew up.
This must have worked to some degree as he managed to keep some of the many jobs he tried. Draughtsman, instrumentation engineer, employment agent, ceramic tile importer, computer rental company MD amongst many of the attempts he tried to make a million. Despite spending over three years in Belgium and Holland as well as travelling back and forwards to Spanish and Italian tile factories, none of his efforts proved to be successful.
1963 - He married his long suffering wife, Anne who managed to help him navigate his attempts to be a multi millionaire and is still looking after the daft old bugger.
He started writing some years ago but it's now that he's retired that he decided he should try to add 'Best Selling Author' to his resume. We've all tried to make him see sense but, as usual, he's not listening. Hey Ho!