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Colin Falconer

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“I was 18 years old, I’d just left school and got a job in London, working in an insurance company. I was working inside - in an office! My mother thought that was like being CEO of Shell Oil.

“I was late one morning, I took a short cut through the church yard to the station to catch my train. I’d just finished reading The Sun Also Rises the night before; and here I was looking at all these gravestones, I remember thinking: Gee, we’re not here very long. Better make it count.

“So I went home, told my mother I was quitting my job and going to Morocco. She damned near fainted.”

After travelling through Spain and Africa, Colin hitch-hiked across Europe to Sweden to visit a girlfriend he’d met the year before on a football tour.

When he finally go...more

The part I find hardest about writing a book is settling on a title I really like.

Most times they never seem quite right for me. Other times I want to say like it really is – just like they do in those country and western songs.

C&W songwriters come up with the best titles, don’t they?

Here’s my top 25:

1. I Hate Every Bone in Your Body Except Mine (Jimmy Velvit)

2. I Still Miss You, Baby, But...

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