Jack String joins The Southside Gazette just outside London in 1983 as a trainee reporter. He works hard to progress professionally, and socially, despite the suppressive rivalry of his nemesis Bruce Morfield, who has been a thorn in his side for most of his life. Jack takes huge strides forward but an unsolved mystery, strikingly similar to an unsolved mystery he faced as a toddler, finally ends in Bruce's death, which is surprisingly not sad. It's a huge relief and Jack moves forward with renewed confidence www.garrykay.com
Garry's favourite joke is:
What's a chicken tarka?
It's like a chicken tikka but a little 'otter.
When he was four, he "borrowed" his sister's bike, rode to his girlfriend's house, "borrowed" her pocket money, then rode over the railway crossing to the shop for sweets, then went home and sold his toys to his neighbours.
In his first job at an insurance company, he spent all day drawing cartoons with his new best friend. The boss eventually "borrowed" the cartoons.
As a barman in the Canaries he signed for deliveries as Margaret Thatcher.
He wrote his first book listening to New York by Lou Reed and wrote his third book listening to Hurt by Johnny Cash and Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks.
His kids don't laugh at his jokes but they do laugh at his road rage.
His wife doesn't laugh at either but she does enjoy his books x