Do you still have your first book? What is it?
I’ve still got my first and second books. They’re on a shelf in the kitchen. My first book, printed locally by Children’s Books Stafford, is Rocky Looks for a Friend.
It’s a short moral story about a homeless dog (Rocky) who wants to find a friend but ends up hanging about with a scruffy terrier who pinches pork chops.
It’s basically Oliver with wire-haired terriers. And, yes, it had a huge impact on my life. I still refuse to hang out with anyone who shoplifts rump steak from high street butcher’s.
Rocky works it out in the end. My second book was Chicken Licken. More of that later.