About the Author

I was born in 1957 in Lusaka, which was the capital of what was then known as Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. I was sent to boarding school in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, at the age of seven and then on to school in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 1972 all of us left South Africa and journeyed by ship to England where, on arrival, my two brothers and I were dispatched off to boarding school once more. I have remained in England all my life and am the father of three beautiful daughters. I now live in the Kent countryside with my wife and our retriever dog.