Ian Berry was born in 1950. Although a Yorkshireman by birth, coming from Huddersfield, he has lived in exile in Lancashire since the early seventies. He currently lives in north west Manchester, close to the orange canal. He is happily married, with a son old enough to make his own way in life – although sometimes this isn’t obvious. His main hobby is telling people he doesn’t actually have any hobbies, but the spare time writing contradicts this just a bit. He likes classical music, but hates gardening and decorating. Ian works in television, mainly sports outside broadcasts. If anybody tries to tell you television is glamorous, try working a fourteen hour day, up to your boot tops in water or mud, in a field at the other end of the country. No wonder he likes writing.