Born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1950, John Gallas came to England in 1971. He is currently a teacher in the Leicestershire Student Support Service. His previous Carcanet books include Practical Anarchy (1989) and Flying Carpets Over Filbert Street (1993).
"Gallas combines technical skill with a flair for energetic, authentic dialogue and characterization to tell tales showing the capacity in us all for humor, hope and love; despair, treachery and corruption." David Hamer, " The North""