Been a sailor Leapt from aeroplanes (with a parachute.) Led an expedition to search for the Loch Ness monster. Took a ten foot python on to BBC Radio Increased attendances at a zoo fivefold in three years. Have done the Lyke Wake Walk (44 miles over rough moorland) there and back (88miles) in 22 hours. Been an employer of 100 illiterate, criminal and violent young people in Leeds. Been a market trader, a Parish Councillor and a village School Manager Was the Youth Unemployment Specialist in Stockport. (Obtained £100.000 offer from the Thatcher Government to set up a co-operative.) Befriended by Frith Banbury, who compared my writing to Pinter. And who asked me to re-write an Iris Murdoch script. (Which I refused to do.) Was a successful odd job man to the 'carriage trade' in north Oxford for nearly 12 years including being an odd job man in a convent. My patrons are my friends. Now approaching the departure lounge of life, I have three completed novels and one requiring only the last two chapters, and a number of play scripts and numerous short stories available. I live in Mid-Wales in the U.K along with my wife Mary who does all my administration for me. I am the proud father of three outstanding children, several grand-children and even great grand-children.