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‘In the war, before I was born and when my Dad was in the navy, the family had a budgie, Tinker, who they’d trained to say ‘Where’s Sailor Jack?’ It’s part of our family folklore. My Dad died years ago, but I still ask that question.’

‘Bob wanted to meet Jesus in a heavenly pub, have a game of dominoes with him, everybody get merry and JC himself join in with “What a friend we have in Jesus”, Mary Magdalene on the harmonium in a low-cut dress.’

About the Author



John Uttley was born in Lancashire just as the war was ending. Grammar school educated there, he read Physics at Oxford before embarking on a long career with the CEGB and National Grid Group. He was Finance Director at the time of the miners’ strike, the Sizewell Inquiry and privatisation, receiving an OBE in 1991. Shortly afterwards, he suffered his fifteen minutes of fame when he publicly gave a dividend to charity in the middle of the fat cat furore. More recently, he has taken an external London degree in Divinity while acting as chairman of numerous smaller companies, both UK and US based. This is his first novel. He is married to Janet, living just north of London with three grown children and dog.

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