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Mike Abbott

Mike is in his seventy-third year, with writing among many first loves. Born in Isleworth, west London during the Blitz, and now living a few miles further east along the A4 in Chiswick, Mike's career was in PR and marketing, leaving school aged fifteen in 1958. Marriage and fatherhood in the 1970s followed a dissolute 1960s comprising mainly rock and roll with, very occasionally, sex and drugs.

Mike's career highlights are few but in the mid-1990s he was fortunate to be working as PR manager for the American computer company that gave life to the World Wide Web. Before that, he was in charge of PR for Sam Wanamaker's Shakespeare Globe on Bankside, joining when the project was a £6m hole in the ground. By the time Mike left, his global editorial successes had created an income tsunami, accelerating completion of the timber-framed theatre.

Today, Mike is a grandfather, indulging his love of writing while listening to his collection of 1960s rock and roll, regretfully unable to summon the sex and the drugs.


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