Francis Fish

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Born 1959 in Edinburgh. Father was a doctor and university lecturer in psychiatry and Mother had been a nurse. Both were of relatively humble origins. Father had been a prisoner of war. When Francis was about 5 they went to live in Liverpool because Father had been asked to take up the newly created professorship there. They lived in the grounds of the now long-gone lunatic asylum while they looked for somewhere to live. Eventually they ended up living in a big house in the suburbs on the South of the city.

He gained a degree in Applied Statistics and Computing in 1987 and has earned his living writing software ever since. He is a British Canoe Union qualified level 3 kayak instructor and has an ambition to learn to cartwheel his kayak befor
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Average rating: 3.5 · 4 ratings · 1 review · 3 distinct works
Unicorns in the mist

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The Warm Gun

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Archive Fragments

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