Matt Jones was born in 1971, the grandson of Austrian Jewish refugees. He spent his formative and adolescent years in Stevenage, and like many children comes from a broken home. However, in Matt’s case it was adjudged that it was he who broke it, despite his protestations that it was broken before he touched it, and that if it wasn’t meant to be so, it should have been kept well out of his reach. After leaving school at sixteen, and having being written off as a failure by most of his teachers, he went away to study in Lancashire. After finishing university, Matt proved his teachers right as he found work on the NHS graduate training scheme, where he trained as an accountant. His work has taken him to Peterborough and Milton Keynes. Since qualifying he has had managerial jobs in both Harlow and Basildon where his unconscious tour of new towns continued. He decided, therefore, to take up writing before he unwittingly found himself in Telford. Matt now lives in a small North-Western town called Ramsbottom, which he is campaigning to rename as Upper-Ramsbottom. Although not a religious man, and now in his early thirties, he is tempted to find his roots in Judaism. This is not for any spiritual reason, moreover that a yarmulke would do wonders for his bald patch.
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