Please note: I don't find the nitty gritty of my personal history all that interesting, so broad brush strokes are all you are getting! Make of it what you will.
Born in 1962, not far from the home of the pork pie
Age 1-7 - Raised in an unheated house on 150 acres of East Midlands clay
Age 7-13 - Banished to a boarding school in Northamptonshire
Age 13-18 - Relocated to similar in Shakespeare’s own county
1981-4 - The student. Off to Devon on the hollow pretext of Geography. More time spent gaining intimacy with local geography than that of the lecture-hall.
1984-94 - The romantic years. Travelled a bit, drove a taxi, installed double-glazing, roved the countryside with a camera in one hand and rope in the other, attempted to self-educate but became preoccupied with Sigmund Freud and caught a nasty dose of SD (‘Shakespeare doubt’). Wrote the great Freud novel. Had the great Freud novel rejected by some of the finest publishing houses in the realm.