Random facts

  • We have no TV, one dog, and two adult children.
  • As a teenager I won a national essay competition and had a series of my comic fiction broadcast on BBC local radio.
  • My first book was published when I was 23.
  • I have had a home address on four continents: UK, Cote d’Ivoire, Singapore and the USA
  • I spent May 2013 in a coma, and when I woke up, informed my wife, “The Queen is dead! Tony’s on the throne!”  That kind of insight presumably was why they fought so hard to bring me back.
  • The last few years I have been an exam question for Cambridge medics in their finals. Of the approximately 30 nervous medics who examined me, 29 got it wrong and one didn’t know.
  • I still love the person I married in 1989, and plan to extend her contract should it ever come up for renewal.
  • My wife @CamMathsHub has over a thousand twitter followers without even trying and when my son restarted blogging, his first post attracted 20,000 readers.
  • I am not jealous.
  • Through my journalism, and through life, I have seen the Christian faith sustain people with happiness and hope in the most horrible situations.