Bio: About Idle Blogs of an Idle Fellow: In 1886 Jerome K Jerome wrote the Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, a collection of humorous essays. He claimed that if people wanted their minds elevated, then they best avoid, it. He was the original Blogger. He also added - "It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen." Idle Blogs of an Idle Fellow is a rip-off, in the hope that Jerome K Jerome would not mind, and in fact, were he alive today, would be writing this blog and probably doing a better job of it.... It touches on the main questions of modern life, such as Pop music, Social Media, and the desperate need for the return of Lyons' tea houses in London. Between January and June 2010 I enrolled on the Faber Academy novel writing course under the guidance of Richard Skinner, and in 2012 won the Brighton Fringe's Writer's Den. The debut novel The Life Assistance Agency: Do you want to live forever? Ben Ferguson-Cripps is a struggling writer with a surname that gets more comments than his waning blog. In desperation Ben sets aside his literary ambitions to join the newly established and enigmatic Life Assistance Agency. The Life Assistance Agency is published September 2016 and available for order here:

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