"Never let the b****rds grind you down. I'll make you an offer you can't refuse." Living, workingand trying to understand life in the architecturally beautiful but spiritualy devoid wasteland of Manchester. I read voraciously - there's just not enough time and too many books I need to read. I'm a huge fan of Angela Carter, Isabel Allende, Tracy Chevalier, Conn Igulden, Simon Scarrow, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Gabriela Garcia Marquez and Khaled Husseini to name but a few!! I have written a few things before but when I look them they just look like the naive ramblings of a would-be writer!!!