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I am the author of three published books, The Book of Origins and Born in the USA and Atom Bomb to Santa Claus

The Book of Origins, my first published book, was based on a lifetime’s fascination with the beginnings of everything. Well… almost everything.

My second book, Born in the USA, was published in New York by Skyhorse Publishing, one of the most dynamic independent publishers in the USA.


I was born in the Black Country (mainly Staffordshire) and grew up in Walsall in the 1950s and ‘60s. I won the British Amateur Golf Championship in 1972 and 1974, and was selected to represent England and Great Britain, in every match that was played in those three years. I was also in the team that won the European Championship of 1973.

On the back of that amateur success, but in one of the worst decisions of my life, I decided to try professional golf. After three painful years traipsing round Europe, America and South Africa, plying the trade of a touring professional, with nothing but debts and a suntan to show for it, I re-entered the real world of business and bringing up my family.

Since the dark days of pro golf, my business ventures have ranged across property development, handcuff manufacture (don’t ask), spectacle manufacture, automobile sunroof manufacture and half a dozen other diverse commercial enterprises, some of which were more enterprising than commercial.

Nowadays writing occupies almost all my time.

I am married to Susan, and we have two sons, Max and James, both of whom are now carving their own enterprises in the world.

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